Challenge adds up to a win for young mathematicians

The Years 5 and 6 winners of The Vale Academy's numeracy challenge from St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Brigg (left to right) Sophie Brennan, Stephen Johnson, Jonathan Eames and Victoria Lewandowski. EMN-150606-100626001
The Years 5 and 6 winners of The Vale Academy's numeracy challenge from St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy, Brigg (left to right) Sophie Brennan, Stephen Johnson, Jonathan Eames and Victoria Lewandowski. EMN-150606-100626001

It all added up for pupils from eight primary schools who were equal to a numeracy challenge in Brigg.

The event, at The Vale Academy, saw teams split into Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6, to answer tricky mathematical questions over four rounds.

These included mental maths, “shape mayhem” and teamwork puzzles.

The competition was hotly contested.

In the end, it was St Barnabas School from 
Barnetby who were the winners in the Years 3 and 4 group, with pupils Sophie Brennan, Stephen Johnson, Jonathan Eames and Victoria Lewandowski from St Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy in Brigg, pictured above, triumphant in the Years 5 and 6 category.

Teams also competed from Kirmington C of E School, Scawby Academy, Wrawby C of E School, Hibaldstow Academy, Brigg Primary and Worlaby Academy.

Principal of The Vale 
Academy, Nicola Williams, said:“It was lovely to see so many pupils here from our feeder schools, all engrossed in the number challenges.

“They all did really well and events like this also help them get to know us and us them.”