Stroud School Pupils make it to Maths Final at the Natural History Museum

Four pupils from Stroud Preparatory School in Romsey made it through to the Explore Learning Mathematics National Final at the Natural History Museum this February.

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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.”

About Stroud School, King Edward VI Preparatory School

Stroud is a true preparatory school. When you visit us, expect to see pupils who are happy, respectful and honest. These three fundamental attributes ensure that our leavers are fully prepared to move on to the next stage of their education and the start of their young adult lives.

Our provision for education, within 20 acres of rural Hampshire, allows for exploration and the development of a love of learning. Crucially, this is carefully balanced across a wider curriculum that provides not only academic rigour and focus, but also the sort of opportunities and experiences that remain with our pupils for the rest of their lives.

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