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Success for number crunchers at Wisbech Grammar

Wisbech Grammar School pupils
Wisbech Grammar School pupils

Number crunchers at Wisbech Grammar School have notched up a top tally of awards in the Intermediate Maths Challenge contest organised by the University of Leeds in conjunction with the UK Mathematics Trust.

A grand total of 41 pupils, from Years 9, 10 and 11, achieved seven gold awards, 13 silver and 21 bronze.

‘Best In School’ went to Shravan Sharma (King’s Lynn) in Year 8; James Pearson (Hunstanton) in Year 9; Sam Martin (Wisbech) was in Year 10 and Oliver Mann (Wimblington) for Year 11.

Shravan has now qualified for the Intermediate Maths Olympiad, a competition for the best school mathematicians in the country.

While Oliver Mann, Cassia Lemon (King’s Lynn), James Fear (Spalding), Sam Martin, Ben Hamilton (King’s Lynn) and Beatrice Winder (Downham Market) qualified for the European Kangaroo, a European Maths Competition taken simultaneously in many European countries.

Head of Maths Geoff Howes said “This is an excellent challenge as the pupils have to really think about the problems and apply mathematics in a wide variety of ways; it tests their ability to solve problems and results in a large amount of discussion amongst the pupils after the challenge.”

Any parents of Year 5 children who are thinking about Senior School for September 2017, are invited to attend the School’s year 5 taster day on Saturday (April 23) 9.30am–3pm.

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