Depaul UK invites London secondary schools, colleges and universities to help break world record for solving Rubik’s Cube and raise much needed funds for youth homelessness
Depaul UK, is asking secondary schools, colleges and universities in Greater London to sign up to its challenge to break the world record for solving the Rubik’s cube at The 02 London on November 21st 2012 and, in so doing, raise much needed funds to help Depaul UK’s work with young homeless people.
Depaul UK’s target is for 2500 students to come together to each solve a Rubik’s Cube within half an hour and be sponsored by family and friends for doing so. The makers of the Rubik’s Cube are donating cubes and sponsoring the event. Rubik’s will donate £100 for every successful solver after the first 1500, so if 2500 people can solve the cube on the day, Rubik’s will donate an amazing £100,000.
Depaul UK’s Rubik’s Challenge is being supported by mathematician, Matt Parker, renowned for his enthusiasm for maths and the talent behind ‘Stand Up Maths’. Matt will be headlining the event on November 21 and will be joined by performers and artists who bring to life the exciting and fun potential of mathematics and problem solving.
Paul Marriott, Chief Executive of Depaul UK said, "We found the Rubik’s Cube to be a useful symbol for the work we do. Sometimes a young person’s life can get in a mess and just a few things going wrong can lead to homelessness. Like the Cube though, problems in lives can be sorted and solved. They just need some support and help which is what Depaul UK offers to around 3,000 young vulnerable people every year. By joining the Rubik’s Challenge, young people can come together and help make a massive difference to the young people we support. And in so doing they can also potentially become a world record holder!”
Learning the Rubik’s Cube is great for memory training, and problem solving skills. It can be solved by learning a simple method and Depaul UK has lots of resources to help.