Maths Challenge

In March, our year 8 pupils took part in the regional final of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge – a highly regarded competition aimed at the very best mathematicians in Year 8 and 9. The team of four – Nasim, Megan, Nabeel and Alfie – finished in second place at the regional finals, which is the school’s best ever result. This is even more impressive as they had to compete against older pupils.
After an agonising wait for all 1,750 schools to take part in the regional finals, they secured a place in the national finals as highest scoring runners up. The final was held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on Monday, June 19. The competition
A very excited team were accompanied by Miss Anthony and Mrs Legget on the 6.30 train to London on the morning of the final and returned exhausted at almost 11pm. They competed against 88 teams in the final, which requires the pupils to apply their Mathematics knowledge over four rounds of challenges. The pupils were a credit to the school and, although they didn’t win, they had a fantastic experience.
We would like to thank Hays Travel Whitley Bay and the North East MathsHub for their help with our travel costs.
Miss Anthony and year 7 are now busy preparing for next year’s competition.

2017-06-28T12:28:41+00:00 June 28th, 2017|