Maths students star in Junior challenge

Maths students star in Junior challenge

Students at the Wey Valley School achieved a number of gold, silver and bronze awards at this year’s UKMT Junior Maths Challenge.  This is the 11th year that students from the school have participated and interest in this competition remains strong. 

Over 250,000 pupils across the UK sat the Junior Maths Challenge with the top 40% of students nationally receiving a gold, silver or bronze certificate.

The Junior Maths Challenge is run by UK Mathematics Trust and aimed at those students in Years 7 and 8 and is sat in schools.

Mrs Richards, maths teacher from Wey Valley said: “we have had a really good response from our students and we are very proud of their achievements this year with some great results that will give our students confidence as they start their GSCE Maths studies”. 

Grace Morgan, George Tonge, Thomas Anderson, Tayla Howes, Ryan Mclaughlin, Georgia Collins, Thomas Thompson in Year 8 and Liam Seaward, Gracie Longshaw, Rachel Binnie and Pascal Maclean-Wood in Year 7 were some of the students who took part. 

Mrs Richards praised the student’s determination and successes with the awards and paid particular praise to Pascal Maclean-Wood as best performer in Year 7 and Ben Hunter for Year 8 ,as well as Ben achieving the Gold award.

Ben said: “the challenge was fun with questions based on real life maths.  I took the challenge last year and gained a Silver award, so to get the Gold award this year was really pleasing”.