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Rubik's Cube Craze

William S and Ralph H in 3L have started a run on Rubik's cubes at MHS.

When Year 3 were talking about what they might like to do in break time, William S, a keen chess player, suggested Rubik's cubes.  They were duly ordered in a fantastic array of shapes and colours. Ralph H soon took up the opportunity to join William S in playing with them and soon the boys were established pros. Break time now regularly sees children from across the Prep School twiddling a Rubik's cube, with the older children helping the younger ones with particularly tricky cubes.  

We are thrilled that one boy's interest has sparked a trend across the school and are proud to offer a range of activities to children in their break times. Mme De Haan has even put this recent craze to good use in her French Class - see below.

Year 6 French use Rubik's cubes

Rubik's cubes are such a trend at the moment that I decided to use them as a tool in my French lessons. All it took was a good idea (borrowed from a colleague), some padlocks and a translation activity!

Pupils translated sentences to work out the codes in order to open the padlocks and free the Rubik's cubes: Year 6 enjoyed the activity very much. I loved seeing these little colourful cubes trapped and confiscated for a little while! 

Mme De Haan