May 21, 2015
Hannah, Year 9, Century Park Campus
A few weeks ago, Science and Mathematics Week was held on campus. We had activities such as daily fun facts, quizzes, and a periodic table bake sale, but the main event was the “YCIS Rush”. This is an activity where students from Years 7 through 10 participated in a game very similar to the Amazing Race – China Rush. Our Science and Maths teachers adapted this concept to be held on the school field, and the event was held as a House competition.
The aim of this event was to complete as many questions and puzzles around the field as fast as possible. There were 10 tasks to choose from, and when you were done with all of the tasks, your team was given a clue to decipher a code that was needed to win the entire race. Although some of the puzzles were very difficult and the competition was extremely close, Yellow House rose victorious as the winning House that Friday afternoon. In all, the Science and Mathematics Week gave us a very hands-on experience and was a great opportunity for us to learn outside the classroom.