Young mathematicians have solved a series of mind-teasing puzzles to win a clutch of awards in a national contest.
In the junior maths challenge organised by Leeds University for students in years six, seven and eight, pupils from the senior school and the preparatory school, Magdalene House, notched high scores – achieving three gold, four silver and ten bronze certificates after answering 25 questions. The best in school award went to year eight pupil Sam Martin, 13, from Wisbech, and Ursula France, 11, who lives in Hunstanton, obtained the best result in year seven. There was also a strong performance by Shravan Sharma, 11, in his final year at Magdalene House. Head of maths Mr Geoff Howes said: “These pupils practise many questions as they strive for an award and in doing so they develop a real love for the subject. “This competition is excellent at extending and enthusing those pupils who are talented mathematicians.”
TOTAL SUCCESS: The maths youngsters are pictured above. PHOTO: SUBMITTED