National Inter-Schools Maths Quiz
Our team of four Year 6 pupils headed off with trepidation to The Hall school this week with Mrs Correia for the North London heat of the National Inter-Schools Maths Quiz.
All of the top local schools were represented, some with more than one team. The boys felt nervous. Mrs Correia calmed them down and encouraged them to do their best. As the competition commenced, our team of Anuar, Max, Lucas and Thanos began to feel more confident as they were able to answer the first bank of questions correctly. Pressure increased as the questions got harder and there were constant changes on the leader board. The balance shifted and it was Mrs Correia’s turn to get nervous as the competition reached the final stages. The team showed steel and correctly answered the final questions to hit the top position and stay there throughout the final round. And so it was that Abercorn were crowned regional heat winners and will move off to the next phase of this national competition.
Our school's founder Mrs Greystoke, a mathematics specialist, was very pleased to hear of this local victory!