Schoolsworks Holds Its First Trust-wide Maths Competition
Schoolsworks, held its first Trust-wide maths competition on Wednesday 15th January. The event, hosted at Edward Bryant School in Bognor Regis, was organised as part of a nationally run competition offered by Explore Learning, with Schoolsworks staff receiving specific training in order to run the event.
Each of our seven schools sent a team of 4 able mathematicians to solve two problems, which were specially written for the competition by the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge. Marks were awarded for teamwork as well as each team’s maths ability based on how well they tackled the very tricky challenges.
The Young Mathematicians Award is run by Explore Learning and invites schools from across the country to take part. The top placed teams are invited to a final at the National History Museum.
Chris Seaton, CEO, commented: “We were very excited to be part of this maths event. It was a great afternoon, and the children really enjoyed the opportunity to work together with their school friends to try to beat teams from their family of schools. The winning team from Rose Green Juniors will now go forward in the hopes that they have done enough to reach the national finals! My thanks go to Richard Waddington, Head of School at Edward Bryant, and Nicky Oakford, ourt Trust lead for mathematics, who organised the event.”
Harry, from the winning team at Rose Green Juniors, commented: “It was such a privilege to take part in this challenge and work as a school team”.