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Maths Trust team challenge

Maths Trust team challenge
The Brooke Weston team with their certificates.
Thursday 2nd April 2009 by C. Freeman
Four Brooke Weston mathematicians pitted their wits against teams from other schools in the UK Mathematics Trust Team Challenge. The regional finals comprised sessions where students had four 45-minute tests of cross numbers, relay races and other similar challenges.

The day-long event, at Caroline Chisholm School in Northampton, attracted a total of 22 school teams. The Brooke Weston contingent comprised Year 9 students, Kirsty Rustage and Kate Wallis, along with Bradley Hansen and Tho-Quang Nguyen from Year 7. Bradley and Tho-Quang were the only Year 7s to take part in the tournament, the other participants being from Years 8 and 9.

Teacher, Mr Costello said: 'The group got off to a steady start and quickly gathered momentum scoring close to the top three schools in the later rounds. Overall we came 7th and all four pupils represented the school to a very high standard with Bradley and Tho-Quang standing out as very talented mathematicians. Unfortunately we didn't gain a place in the National Finals but we hope to take part in both the Junior and Senior Team Challenges next year. Year 7 and 8 will be taking part in individual challenges at the end of this term.'

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