School opens its doors to Sleaford area primary school teams for latest maths contest

The 48 pupils who took part in the annual maths challenge. EMN-171205-151223001

The 48 pupils who took part in the annual maths challenge. EMN-171205-151223001

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Pupils have once again been put to the test at a maths challenge held at a Welbourn school.

Sir William Robertson Academy, in Main Road, invited 48 Year Five and Year Six pupils from 12 schools to take part in its annual Primary Maths Challenge.

Participating schools were: Bassingham Primary, Brant Broughton CofE and Methodist Primary, Caythorpe Primary, Claypole CofE Primary, Coddington CofE Primary, Cranwell Primary, Holy Trinity Catholic Academy, from Newark, Navenby CofE Primary, Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary, from Sleaford, Rauceby CofE Primary, Winthorpe Primary, and Witham St Hughs Academy.

The event featured rounds in logic, cross number, and a group and relay segment.

The winning school with 188 points was Witham St Hughs Academy, of Witham St Hughs, near Lincoln, followed closely by Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School in second place with 183 points, and Winthorpe Primary School in third place with 180 points.

At the end of the challenge, maths teacher and score-keeper Bianca Cullimore announced the winners, and all pupils were presented with trophies, certificates and goody bags by Scott Henshaw.

Mr Henshaw, lead practitioner of maths at Sir William Robertson Academy, said: “We were delighted to see so many local schools taking part in our second annual maths challenge.

“All the pupils did a superb job and were a real credit to their schools.”

Eva Shaw, a Year Five pupil at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School said: “We all enjoyed the day especially because when we got there we got to work with a different teacher from Claypole.

“Fingers crossed if we do it again we can come first.”