Maths Challenge Success

In April, 60 of our S2 pupils took part in the Junior Maths Challenge, run by the UK Mathematics Trust. The Junior Maths Challenge encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. This national competition first ran in 1998 and since then more than 250,000 pupils take part each year, from over 3700 schools. The top-scoring 40% of participants receive Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the ratio 3:2:1 and 10,000 of the highest achieving students are invited to take part in the next round of the competition, the Junior Kangaroo.

This year 9 Wick High School pupils achieved certificates and 1 pupil was invited through to the next round. The pupils who received Bronze certificates are Logan Burt, Sofia Fell Cano, Amy Groat, Joanna Gunn, Sophie Gunn, Damian Mackie and Jack Wise. Robert Kirk achieved a Silver award whilst Jack Simpson achieved Gold and the Best in School award. Jack Simpson was also invited to take part in the next round of the competition. He is the first WHS pupils in 3 years to get through to the Junior Kangaroo competition. Pictured are Jack Wise, Logan Burt, Damian Mackie and Sofia Fell Cano with their certificates. Unfortunately, due to restrictions, we were not able to get a photo of all the winners with their certificates.

Congratulations to all those who took part.