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CHS Pupils Success in the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards

Cheadle Hulme School Pupils, Elizabeth Pollitt and Sam Murphy, solving the problems in the National Young Mathematicians’ Award 2014.

Elizabeth Pollitt and Sam Murphy tackle one of the problems in the National Young Mathematicians’ Award.

A team of four Maths boffins from Cheadle Hulme School have been named runners up in the National Young Mathematicians’ Award.

Year 6 pupils Esme Brown, Elizabeth Pollitt, Luke Ismay and Sam Murphy were presented with their runners up prize by the famous statistician, Sir David Spiegelhalter and Carey Ann Dodah, Head of Curriculum at Explore Learning at the University of Cambridge.

They fought off competition from 1,300 teams across the UK to make it to the grand final and to be named amongst some of the best young maths minds in the country.

Now in its fifth year, the competition is run by tuition provider, Explore Learning and the NRICH Project at the University of Cambridge. The main aim of the competition is to encourage children to see the fun that maths can bring while inspiring them to get competitive.

Junior School Teacher, Miss Martine Webster says: “This was a tremendous opportunity for our pupils, both in developing their teamwork and problem solving skills and having the chance to visit the Maths Faculty at Cambridge, where their futures may well lead. We are all very proud.”

Cheadle Hulme School Pupils (left to right) Luke Ismay, Sam Murphy, Elizabeth Pollitt and Esme Brown with Sir David Spiegelhalter and Carey Ann Dodah in the National Young Mathematicians' Awards 2014

Cheadle Hulme School pupils (left to right) Luke Ismay, Sam Murphy, Elizabeth Pollitt and Esme Brown with Sir David Spiegelhalter and Carey Ann Dodah

Carey Ann Dodah, Head of Curriculum at Explore Learning says: “The team from Cheadle Hulme School have done so well to make it through to the finals of the National Young Mathematicians’ Award. We had more entries into the competition than ever before, making it the toughest year yet so the children should be hugely proud of their achievement.

Teams were challenged to solve a multi-layered, high-level problem and were assessed on their ability to get to the root of the problem, to be systematic in their approach and to work well as a team and Cheadle Hulme School did this brilliantly.”

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