A number of Brooke Weston’s feeder schools took part in a primary maths competition aimed at boosting their teamwork and problem solving skills. Teams of four students from each school took part in four different rounds with certificates for all those taking part and medals and trophies for the top three teams.
St Brendan’s School came third with 157 points, closely followed by Woodnewton with 158 but the team from Broughton School were overall winners with 162 points. The competition was organised by Brooke Weston teacher Nina Smith who said: ‘The aim was to enable children to practice their thinking and problem solving skills, to work as a team and to gain more confidence in trying new things. Well done to everyone who took part.’
Student Mackenzie Riordan, from Oakley Vale Primary School, said: ‘I enjoyed it because it provided a challenge; the questions were interesting and it wasn’t just logic, it involved teamwork as well as well as running with the relay race. The questions were difficult in some parts but I think we did well.’