Gorleston youngsters from schools cluster compete in Mathsathon

The Mathsathon at Ormiston Venture Academy.
Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy

The Mathsathon at Ormiston Venture Academy. Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy - Credit: Archant

Ormiston Venture Academy has hosted the second annual Gorleston cluster Mathsathon.

The Mathsathon at Ormiston Venture Academy.
Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy

The Mathsathon at Ormiston Venture Academy. Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy - Credit: Archant

More than 100 pupils from Ormmiston Herman Primary Academy, Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy, Southtown Primary School, Cliff Park Junior School, Cliff Park Ormiston Academy and Ormiston Venture Academy competed across year groups to take the trophy of Mathsathon champions.

The Mathsathon at Ormiston Venture Academy.
Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy

The Mathsathon at Ormiston Venture Academy. Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy - Credit: Archant

Teams from each year group competed in two head to head rounds. A final multiple choice heat combined speed and skill to add to the overall total.

The Mathsathon at Ormiston Venture Academy.
Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy

The Mathsathon at Ormiston Venture Academy. Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy - Credit: Archant

Ian Ashman, quiz master, said: 'With the wide age ranges from both primary and secondary schools attending it brought a lot of competition, excitement and noise.

'The pupils were excited and their support was fantastic for all.


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'The use of new technology which gave instant feedback to students on who was winning after each question added to the excitement. The noise when the lead changed was deafening. The enthusiasm from all the pupils was amazing, and fitting for solving mathematical problems. I had a great time leading the quizzes as the excitement and enthusiasm was infectious.'

The winners and runners up were:

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Year 3: Winners: Ormiston Herman Academy

Runners up: Cliff Park Junior School

Year 4: Winners: Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy

Runners up: Ormiston Herman Academy

Year 5: Winners: Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy

Runners up: Ormiston Herman Academy

Year 6: Winners: Cliff Park Junior School

Runners up: Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy

Year 7: Winners: Ormiston Venture Academy

Runners up: Ormiston on Venture Academy

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