Oldfield Primary School whizz-kids win maths competition

Oldfield Primary School whizz-kids win maths competition

Simon Meechan

Oldfield Primary School whizz-kids win maths competition

Maths whizz-kids showed off their quick-thinking skills at a junior and primary school numeracy contest.

The Furze Platt Juniors team ponder an answer

Children from 15 schools across the Royal Borough took part in the Mathemagician competition held at the Holiday Inn, Manor Lane, on Monday, May 12.

The competition was organised by Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club, with additional funding from the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust.

Anthony Peperell, from Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club, explained the competition was arranged in conjunction with the Royal Borough.

He said: "We run a poetry and essay competition. We thought to ourselves 'why don't we run a maths competition with the schools?'

"Last year was our first year. It's been very successful.

He added that the event will return next year.

The quick-fire contest saw one student from each team to run to the judges' table, collect a question and deliver it to their team.

Once the children had written their answer, it was delivered back to the judges and, if correct, the team were given a new question.

A team from Oldfield Primary School in Hibbert Road answered the most questions, with the school awarded the £250 top prize.

All Saints Junior School from Westborough Road came second, with Courthouse Junior School, from Blenheim Road in third.

The victorius Oldfield Primary School team

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