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Crackley Hall Rose To Inaugural Princethorpe College Year 5 Maths Challenge

09 Oct

On Monday 7 October Crackley Hall School took part in the inaugural Princethorpe College Year 5 Maths Challenge.  

The event was run by Douglas Buchanan of DCBEAGLE Challenges, who specialises in organising exciting and innovative maths activities for primary school aged children.

Crackley took two teams of two to compete against 30 pairs of enthusiastic and very talented mathematicians from 15 local schools, the pupils took part in a series of puzzles against the clock.  In six eight-minute rounds the children tackled Tangram Triangles, Broken Calculators, Domino Jigsaws, Catch The Train, Card Order and Curly’s Cycling Circuits, before finishing with a bonus round of five final mathematics questions.

Ably supported and marked by a team of Princethorpe’s Year 10 pupils, the competition stretched and challenged the children with mathematical activities that required both reasoning skills and mathematical knowledge.

The event was huge fun for all who took part and everyone who participated received a certificate and a special Princethorpe cookie.

Crackley Hall School’s best placed team Crackley Hall 1, Helayna and Noah, finished in a fantastic 3rd place overall with Crackley Hall 2, Jasper and Thomas, finishing a very respectable 18th.

Mr Vaughan, who accompanied the children, commented, “It was a great opportunity for all to put their maths skills to the test.  Well done Crackley Hall, we are proud of how you well you represented our school.”

Competing for Crackley Hall were Helayna Collins, Noah Cowlishaw, Jasper Nicholls and Thomas Zanyi.