Dragons and Magic



A free enrichment event aimed at Year 8 students to enthuse and inspire them about their study of mathematics


  • Students will have the chance to explore how maths can be used in different situations
  • Student will have the opportunity to develop their mathematical communication skills

Who will benefit from attending?

Year 8 students who are on target to achieve a grade 4 in their GCSEs and would benefit from seeing how mathematics can be used outside the classroom environment.


Magic: In this hands-on and interactive workshop, magic tricks which have mathematical or scientific content will be demonstrated. They are designed to make students say WOW !!! Then ask HOW? Students will be provided with materials so that they can try the tricks for themselves. This talk is designed to illustrate the fun in studying STEM subjects, and will be of interest to all naturally curious students.

Dragons: A Dragon Quiz is a team-relay contest, where teams compete to answer as many questions as possible, in order, in the time allowed. Answering questions correctly gives extra pieces of the dragon, and the team with the longest dragon wins.

Other Information

An adult from each school must accompany and be responsible for students throughout the event. Light refreshments will be provided, but students may want to bring water. Arrival is from 1:15pm only. Parking is limited at the school however it is also possible to park on local roads


Due to DfE funding, applications from independent schools are welcome, but places will be offered to students from state schools initially.



Key Facts

Event ref:




Target year:

Year 8

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Mechanics, Statistics, Pure, Problem solving

Event format:


Event length:

2 hours


London and South East


Trinity School,
Shirley Park,


Mon 25th Nov 2019

Course times:

13:30 - 15:30

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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Sinad Vaughan
[email protected]
07815 920505

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