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Year Five pupils enjoy Maths Challenge


232 mathematicians from 35 primary schools across Greater Manchester gathered at Stockport Grammar School on the 19th and 20th June for the annual Maths Challenges for Year Five children.

The popular maths challenge, which this year due to demand ran three sessions, tested each team’s maths, problem solving and team working skills across three rounds which included the chance to run around the Hallam Hall in a relay race.

The challenge, now in its ninth year, is the creation of the SGS Maths department, designed to inspire and enthuse Year Five pupils to enjoy the subject.

Stockport Grammar Junior School has its own annual Maths Challenge run by the Maths departments for all Year Fives.

Congratulations go to the podium winners:

19th June – Springfield Primary School teams topped the charts taking both first and second places with Handforth Grange Primary School coming in a close third.

First – Springfield Primary School

Second – Springfield Primary School

Third – Handforth Grange Primary School

20th June
Morning session – At the end of the second round the field had five teams tied in first place, the deciding round opened up the competition slightly with Saint Ambrose Preparatory School taking first place followed by Vernon Primary School only one point behind in close second and All Saints C of E Primary School taking third Place.

First – Saint Ambrose Preparatory School

Second – Vernon Primary School

Third – All Saints C of E Primary School

Afternoon session – Another close competition saw Loreto Preparatory School take the winner’s cup, Great Moor Junior School in second and St Peter’s Primary School take third.

First – Loreto Preparatory School

Second – Great Moor Junior School

Third – St Peter’s Primary School

Head of Mathematics Mr Greig Frankland commented: “It was a pleasure to host so many eager mathematicians. The sportsmanship throughout was inspiring with all teams producing some fantastic maths. All of the children should be very proud of themselves for representing their schools.”