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After weeks of competition involving five hundred schools across the UK, Bilton Junior School from Rugby have been crowned the winners of the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards! The team made up of Himansa Hingulage, Sriram Chakka, Rachel Hyland and Jessica Naylor battled through three rounds of competition to be declared the best young, mathematical brains in the country!
The annual event, organised by tuition provider, Explore Learning, and the NRICH Project at the University of Cambridge, stretches and inspires the minds of the country’s brightest young students, allowing them to explore their full potential and flourish beyond the classroom.
The team from Bilton Junior School took part in the final on Wednesday 7th December at Cambridge University where they were revealed as winners and presented their trophies by Stefan Gates, popular CBBC presenter and this year’s official Ambassador for the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards.
The National Young Mathematicians’ Awards is the biggest maths competition for school teams in the UK, open to teams of four children (two boys and two girls) aged nine to 11.
Charlotte Gater, Head of Curriculum at Explore Learning says: “The level of talent this competition produces seems to grow every year, and this year was no exception. All of the finalists, and particularly Bilton Junior School, should feel extremely proud of what they’ve managed to achieve. It was a fantastic day at the final and the results were extremely close!”
The other teams that made it to the final were St Peter’s C of E Primary School from Colchester, Greswold Primary School from Shirley, Robert Gordon’s College from Aberdeen and Far field Junior School from Borehamwood.
Mrs Alex Norton from Bilton Junior School says: “We are incredibly proud of all of our learners. They are a brilliant team who support one another. They inspire us to be the best we can be!”
Stefan Gates says: “The National Young Mathematicians’ Awards are a fantastic competition where the kids, parents and teachers were all so engaged! It was wonderful to see the nation’s best young minds at work and the teams have done extremely well to make it through to the final at the University of Cambridge so should be hugely proud!”
Last year 490 schools participated in the competition and the winners were from Badger Hill Primary School in York.
For more information please visit www.explorelearning.co.uk/youngmathematicians
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