TALENTED mathematicians from De Aston School in Market Rasen secured a second place in a prestigious national competition.
Maia Folger, Philippa Geddes, Tom Cocking and Poppy Smith, along with the helping hand of their teacher Peter North, competed in The Edge Hill Mathematics Challenge - a national challenge open to all schools in the UK.
Schools can enter a maximum of five groups for the first challenge set by the university and selected teams are then invited to complete a second challenge.
The De Aston group was one of 25 selected to take part in the final at Edge Hill University, where they had to deliver a 15-minute presentation to a panel of judges and then face questions on their presentation and mathematical methods.
A number of other students have also done well in the national junior maths challenge - Rory Miller, Dominic Frost, Ross Blow, Megan Paterson, Dominic Batey, Keiran Hughes and Jayne Milburn.
But special congratulations go to Tek Kan Chung who qualified for the next round - The Junior Maths Olympiad.
He achieved a Certificate of Distinction and a silver medal and was one of only 50 students nationally to receive a prize.