21st February 2020 — Schools across the UK were invited to enter a team of four pupils who had the unique opportunity to tackle a never-seen-before mathematical problem. The final was only for the top five teams in the country so Stroud is immensely proud of them. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the first round and although rather nervous were very excited at competing at the National History Museum in the final. To win their place at the final the team scored 32/35 and found all 15 solutions in the Round 1 task. It was noted that their communication and reasoning skills were exceptional during this challenge.
Miss Edmondson, Head of Maths at Stroud, says: “This was an amazing achievement. Not only did they win their heat, they came in the top five in the country – no small feat. We are immensely proud of them and their achievements. Our Junior team which consisted of pupils from Years 5 and 6, also entered the Primary competition and did incredibly well, finding 13/15 possible solutions. Here at Stroud we thoroughly enjoy Maths and strive to create a positive, interesting and fun learning environment which allows pupils of all abilities to thrive.”