Norfolk students take on maths challenge in Dereham

The winners of the Primary Maths Challenge. Picture: Thomas Bullock

The winners of the Primary Maths Challenge. Picture: Thomas Bullock - Credit: Archant

Primary school pupils from across Norfolk gathered together in Dereham at the end of September to compete in Northgate School's first maths challenge.

Primary school pupils from across Norfolk gathered together in Dereham at the end of September to compete in Northgate School's first primary maths challenge.

On Thursday, September 28, teams of four from eight primary schools competed across three rounds focussing on teamwork, logic, and relay - which combines ability and speed.

Thomas Bullock Primary Academy took the trophy for first place, while North Elmham came in second and Scarning third.

Other schools taking part included Beeston, Garvestone, Great Witchingham, Hockering and St Peters in Easton.


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Year 9 maths ambassadors at Northgate said: 'The day went really well – all of the pupils looking enthusiastic and they enjoyed it a lot. It was very competitive, particularly in the relay.

'It was nice to see everyone working together, trying to figure out the problems and they were all so well behaved.'

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