Today was a special day. Instead of problem sets, we gave our brains some rest and went on a trip to Devonport and enjoyed the sponsored dinner, sponsored by the University of Auckland.
The first schedule was no different from other days: lectures. The sessions included Junior Number Theory, taught by Peter Huxford, and Senior Combinatorics, taught by Robin Hankin (lecturer in AUT).
Once the first set of lectures finished at 10.30am, the students and the staff packed lunch and prepared for the trip to the Devonport Naval base. Unfortunately, most things are confidential, so I couldn't take photos of the inside of the Naval base.
It was a hot day, but definitely an enjoyable and refreshing one. Once we got back to the Grafton Hall, the Grafton managers had already been preparing for the grand sponsored dinner! Food included chicken, salad, steak, ice-cream, fruits and much more!!!
Once the awesome sponsored finished, I announced the winner of the paper plane competition from yesterday, and Team C was victorious!!! (Members: Chris Wan, Claire Shi, Gary Qian, Edward Chen)
The final event in the evening was catch up of the second lecture we couldn't do in the morning. The lectures included Junior Algebra, taught by May Meng, and Senior Geometry, taught by the student lecturer, George Han.
Tomorrow, we're back to normal (except the switch of schedule for problem session and lectures), and we have two lectures, a problem session, and then, the students have to prepare for the big day: squad selection test!!! Watch this page tomorrow to see how students study on the last day before the test.
-Photos and post by Ian Seong