9 July 2023

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Three Year 9 students got involved a few months ago in the Edge Hill University Maths Challenge - a national competition open to all secondary schools. 

Abbie, Jane and Agnes were given a problem about prime numbers which they had to solve and then create a poster displaying their solution. They passed this stage which took them onto Stage 2. In Stage 2 they were sent an another problem to do with triangle constructions. Again, the team solved the problem and submitted their solution in the form of a poster.

Following the success of these two rounds, we were invited into Edge Hill University for the final. For the final, the team had to present their poster to a panel of the university's experts and explain their solution in great detail.

Assistant Head of Maths, Mr Henshaw said, "There were only twelve schools that made it through to the finals with one school travelling as far as from Southampton! 

"Just being invited to Edge Hill for the final was a fantastic achievement but the team of three girls managed to come in third place on the day out of the twelve schools. They won a MENSA book, an Amazon gift voucher and received a certificate."

"I was lucky enough to be able to watch them with their presentation and they were confident, clear, eloquent and did Priory incredibly proud. They handled the grilling (questions) from the panel really well and the feedback they got from the judges was excellent. A great achievement."

The PGCE Mathematics Course Leader at Edge Hill University added, Martin Picket added "Congratulations to all the pupils on their fantastic engagement and super presentations. It was fabulous to see such positive attitudes and a love for mathematics. Judging was extremely tough as presentations were of such a high standard."

Well done to Year 9 Jane W, Agnes K and Abbie S.


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