Fourth day at camp: Lectures, Devonport and Sponsored dinner!!!

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).

Hao Jia (right standing) presenting a solution to an exercise problem

Hao Jia (right standing) presenting a solution to an exercise problem

Peter Huxford teaching Junior Number Theory

Peter Huxford teaching Junior Number Theory

Edward Chen (right standing) presenting a solution to an exercise problem

Edward Chen (right standing) presenting a solution to an exercise problem

Junior lecture dealing with modular arithmetics

Junior lecture dealing with modular arithmetics

Robin Hankin (standing) lecturing on generating functions

Robin Hankin (standing) lecturing on generating functions

Robin Hankin (right) and the Seniors

Robin Hankin (right) and the Seniors

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.

Students preparing for the trip

Students preparing for the trip

Walking to the bus stop in order to bus to the ferry port

Walking to the bus stop in order to bus to the ferry port

Naval officer Michael who showed us a presentation of navy and what the officers do there

Naval officer Michael who showed us a presentation of navy and what the officers do there

Campers listening to Michael's presentation

Campers listening to Michael's presentation

We got a gift of navy caps!! (from left: Yongwhan Shin, Tony Wang, Amay Aggarwall, Hao Jia, George Han, Winston Yao, Brian Qi)

We got a gift of navy caps!! (from left: Yongwhan Shin, Tony Wang, Amay Aggarwall, Hao Jia, George Han, Winston Yao, Brian Qi)

Salute!!!

Salute!!!

On a navy ship

On a navy ship

The view of Auckland City from the stern of the ship

The view of Auckland City from the stern of the ship

Close up of Auckland City

Close up of Auckland City

The map of Auckland and the surroundings shown on the monitor

The map of Auckland and the surroundings shown on the monitor

George Li summoning (or at least attempting to summon) the Navy

George Li summoning (or at least attempting to summon) the Navy

Students looking at a massive compass (from left: Kevin Shen, Brian Qi, George Han, Hao Jia, Gary Qian)

Students looking at a massive compass (from left: Kevin Shen, Brian Qi, George Han, Hao Jia, Gary Qian)

A Navy ship

A Navy ship

A random selfie of myself... just because I was in none of the photos for the last few days; note how my selfie action is reflected by the sunglasses.

A random selfie of myself... just because I was in none of the photos for the last few days; note how my selfie action is reflected by the sunglasses.

Waiting for the ferry (from left: Winston Yao, Amay Aggarwall, Ari Markowitz, Hao Jia

Waiting for the ferry (from left: Winston Yao, Amay Aggarwall, Ari Markowitz, Hao Jia

Still waiting for the ferry...

Still waiting for the ferry...

A long line... still waiting for the ferry part 2

A long line... still waiting for the ferry part 2

(from left: Peter Huxford, George Han, Edward Chen, Xuzhi Zhang)

(from left: Peter Huxford, George Han, Edward Chen, Xuzhi Zhang)

(from left: Wenrui Ma, Johnny Mottershead, Kevin Lin, Amay Aggarwall) 

(from left: Wenrui Ma, Johnny Mottershead, Kevin Lin, Amay Aggarwall) 

(from left: Keiran Lewellen, Brian Qi, Winston Yao, Hao Jia, Ari Markowitz, Weber Wang)

(from left: Keiran Lewellen, Brian Qi, Winston Yao, Hao Jia, Ari Markowitz, Weber Wang)

(from left: Kevin Shen, William Wang, Gary Qian, Martin Luk)

(from left: Kevin Shen, William Wang, Gary Qian, Martin Luk)

(from left: Prince Michael Balanay, Chris Wan, Bon-Nyeong Goo, Yongwhan Shin, Tony Wang)

(from left: Prince Michael Balanay, Chris Wan, Bon-Nyeong Goo, Yongwhan Shin, Tony Wang)

(from left: Claire Shi, Liujia Chen, George Li, Martin Luk)

(from left: Claire Shi, Liujia Chen, George Li, Martin Luk)

Titanic...ish by Martin Luk (left) and George Li (right)

Titanic...ish by Martin Luk (left) and George Li (right)

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!!!

(from left: Edward Chen [slightly cut...] Brian Qi, Wenrui Ma, Yongwhan Shin, Liujia Chen)

(from left: Edward Chen [slightly cut...] Brian Qi, Wenrui Ma, Yongwhan Shin, Liujia Chen)

(from left: Winston Yao, Hao Jia, George Li, Chris Wan, Tony Wang, Ari Markowitz, Claire Shi)

(from left: Winston Yao, Hao Jia, George Li, Chris Wan, Tony Wang, Ari Markowitz, Claire Shi)

(from left: Peter Huxford, George Han, Weber Wang, Gary Qian, Martin Luk, Miles Lee, William Wang, Kevin Shen)

(from left: Peter Huxford, George Han, Weber Wang, Gary Qian, Martin Luk, Miles Lee, William Wang, Kevin Shen)

(from left: Johnny Mottershead, Keiran Lewellen, Prince Michael Balanay, Chris Wan)

(from left: Johnny Mottershead, Keiran Lewellen, Prince Michael Balanay, Chris Wan)

(from left: Xuzhi Zhang, Johnny Mottershead, Weber Wang, Kevin Lin, Keiran Lewellen, Prince Michael Balanay)

(from left: Xuzhi Zhang, Johnny Mottershead, Weber Wang, Kevin Lin, Keiran Lewellen, Prince Michael Balanay)

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.

George Han continuing on Geometric Inequality and Construction from the last lecture

George Han continuing on Geometric Inequality and Construction from the last lecture

Seniors working on problems

Seniors working on problems

Seniors working on problems part 2

Seniors working on problems part 2

May Meng covering the polynomials for the Juniors

May Meng covering the polynomials for the Juniors

Juniors listening to May

Juniors listening to May

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