Primaries Put Maths Minds to the Test
Friday, 05 October 2012
Bolton School hosted its annual Maths Challenge for local Primary Schools to help get young people involved in Maths in a fun way.
Twelve Primary Schools sent out their best mathematical minds to compete in three challenges, which saw them tackling a series of different maths activities. Each team was made up of five of the brightest Year 6 boys and girls, and they were assisted in the challenges by their teachers who swapped around to help out with a different school.
Schools taking part included St Philips Atherton, Clarendon Cottage, Beaumont Primary, Markland Hill, Blackrod, Claypool, Devonshire Road, Haslingden Primary, Hindsford Primary, Sharples, St Andrews Church of England and St Georges' Primary.
Tasks included a maths crossword, head to head general maths questions and a maths relay. Teams received points for each activity and at the end of the challenge the winners and runners up were presented with W H Smith gift vouchers.
The Maths Challenge is fast becoming another established community event at the school, alongside the SHINE programme and the Language, Sports, Literacy, 5-a-side Football and Science Festivals which Bolton School run for local Primary Schools.