King’s Ely maths team make school history by competing in national finals
- Credit: Archant
Four King’s Ely students have made school history by competing in the national finals of a maths competition.
King’s Ely junior pupils Eleanor MacGillivray and George Collier, 13, and senior students Thomas Kim and Benedict George, 14, won the regional finals of the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s (UKMT) Team Maths Challenge.
They were one of 88 teams out of over 1,700 students who entered to qualify for the national finals.
It is the first time in the school’s history that a King’s Ely team has qualified for the national finals. They placed 42nd on the day, placing them in the top two per cent nationally.
The team competed in rounds involving different types of teamwork and problem solving.
You may also want to watch:
Audrienne Bezzina, head of maths, said: “We are so proud of Eleanor, George, Benedict and Thomas. To get to the national finals is a massive achievement in itself so to be placed in the top half of the teams who qualified is amazing.”
- 1 Crews tackle huge Fens blaze
- 2 Woman has heart attack and dies in ambulance waiting for a hospital bed
- 3 Fundraiser for mum with terminal cancer to 'have a good Christmas with her family'
- 4 Crash driver flees leaving female passenger injured
- 5 'I think I hurt him bad mum' says Murder on the Doorstep killer
- 6 £330,000 fraudster burning evidence as police raid his home
- 7 ‘I’m Lovin It’ burglars caught by McDonald's trip
- 8 Stanley, 95, publishes first book to beat lockdown blues
- 9 Residents asked to share ideas on how improve cycling and walking in East Cambs town
- 10 Golf club's £8,850 donation for dementia singing charity All In Sound