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Daily Challenge

Each day, Monday-Friday, there will be three new challenges and a cycling activity or game posted on this page. Have a go at trying any number of them. We would love to see what you have done, so please email any photos to flickcarter@gladwin.brighton-hove.sch.uk.

Enjoy & have fun!

Monday 27th April

Tuesday 28th April

 What is the Question?

 

If the answer is  "Once with a fish", what was the question ?

 

Stork Test Balance test Stand with hands on hips and place the bottom of one foot against the inside knee of the other leg. Lift the heel of your standing leg off the floor so you’re balancing on the ball of your foot. Time how long you can maintain this position. If your heel touches the floor or hands leave hips, restart the clock! Generally speaking, 30 seconds or above indicates good balance; below 10 seconds means you probably need to get practising to find your inner flamingo.Challenge:How long can you hold the balance for? Stork Test Balance test Stand with hands on hips and place the bottom of one foot against the inside knee of the other leg. Lift the heel of your standing leg off the floor so you’re balancing on the ball of your foot. Time how long you can maintain this position. If your heel touches the floor or hands leave hips, restart the clock! Generally speaking, 30 seconds or above indicates good balance; below 10 seconds means you probably need to gactising to find your inner flamingo.Challenge:How long can you hold the balance for?

Bridges

 

Using only straws and elastic bands, can you build a bridge that is strong enough to carry a weight? How much can it hold?

 

Nim

A game for two players.

Put some coins (or anything you can pick up easily) into piles. It does not matter how many piles and it dos not matter how many things are in each pile, they don't even have to have the same number in each pile.

Take it in turns to remove any number of items from one pile. Whoever takes the last object wins. Can you find a strategy to always win?

How about if you change the rules so that you win if you make your partner pick the last object.

Weekends

Weekends are something that most people used to always look forward to, a change in routine from school life, a chance to relax, engage in different activities and take things at our own pace. However, in these somewhat unusual times, how can you make sure that weekends are different from week days? Don't forget to email your ideas, I'm sure others would love to hear them.

New Tricks & Skills

Being at home so much can definitely seem like a long time and, with no friends about to play with, it may even get a little boring and seem like time wasted if, when things are back to normal, you have not learnt something new. So, why not learn a new skill? Master the art of keepy uppies; learn how to cook a new dish; perfect your magic tricks; learn how to knit or tie knots; practice taking amazing photographs; if you have a musical instrument, learn a new tune (if not, learn how to whistle) ....the list is endless! It would be great to see what you are doing. 

New Languages

Yesterday, the challenge was to find new countries around the world. Today, learn some new words and phrases in a different language. How many different languages can you say hello, goodbye and thank-you in; could you master five or more? What else can you say in these languages? Could you write in them too?