Senior School Mathematicians Score Highly

Last week was a very successful week for our Senior School mathematicians. Two teams of Year 10 students took equal first place at the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme’s ‘Maths Feast’, and a team of Year 8 and 9 students finished in third place in the Regional Final of the ‘Team Maths Challenge’ in Cambridge.

The ‘Maths Feast’, an annual competition which tests mathematical, communication and teamwork skills, took place on Tuesday 19 March in Wellingborough. It is a national event which offers students a different way to express and develop their enjoyment of mathematics. Our two teams of four competed against 12 other teams from across the country, and for them both to take equal first place is a huge achievement.

Maths teacher, Mr Brocklehurst, commented: “The students really enjoyed themselves and did extremely well. They even tackled some advanced algorithms that we currently teach to our Year 13 Further Maths students. They are a credit to the School.”

The day before a team of Year 8 and 9 students competed in the Regional Round of the UK Mathematics Trust’s ‘Team Maths Challenge’. The competition took place in Cambridge and the team were up against 29 other schools from the region. The principle was the same as our talented students tackled a variety of engaging mathematical activities, whilst also developing teamwork and communication skills.

Teacher, Mr Hussain, said: “The students felt elated to have come third against some really strong competition. Overall, it was a fun day out and they really enjoyed the experience.”

Congratulations go to our Year 10 students Jenny Eisner, Ismail Habbas, Gianmarco Iacono, Joshua Inkson, Taahaa Qazi, Vithush Sivaharan, Alex Smith and George Whitley. And also to our Year 8 and 9 students Harrison Emery, Finlay Inkson, Adam Jones and Max Ledsom.