Puzzling fun for academy

Denise Knox helps daughter Holly problem solve at a special puzzle session at Bede Academy in Blyth.
Denise Knox helps daughter Holly problem solve at a special puzzle session at Bede Academy in Blyth.

Parents and students from a county academy teamed up for a ‘puzzling’ evening of mind-bending challenges.

Families from the Primary Years Bede Academy in Blyth, were invited to join a session with The Happy Puzzle Company designed to involve parents more in school life and to show that education is fun.

The children spent two days with Happy Puzzle presenters tackling a host of conundrums.

Numeracy lead at the academy, Martin Lee, invited parents to join their children after school so they could share what they had learned and see if the adults were up to the challenge.

“It is so important to the students’ education that families take an active interest in their schooling – it really does make a huge difference,” he said.

“Education will have changed a great deal since the adults were at school and offering an insight into the way their children are educated benefits everyone.”