Tuesday 15th February 2011 by C. Freeman
Year 8 student William Snaith was the highest scoring student at a recent inter-Academy maths challenge. William was among a group of five from Brooke Weston who joined counterparts from sister schools, Corby Business Academy and Kettering Science Academy.
He, along with Aston Chapman, Kalina Marinova, Lucy Fell and Liam Clarke attended the event at KSA, accompanied by Miss Phillips and Mrs Hogan.
Students formed into inter-academy teams to perform a series of challenges including a Maths Olympics where they had to solve progressively harder questions, then earn ‘money’ in other activities that was then used to buy materials including paper, marshmallows and spaghetti to build a tower.
William Snaith who was the best-performing student.
William won gold certificates for his overall performance and a team gold for building the strongest tower. They also got a silver one for its height which was over two metres. He said: ‘Maths is one of my favourite subjects. I was quite pleased because after the second activity the organisers announced who was first and second and my name wasn’t in there so I didn’t think I would be getting the award.’
Aston Chapman said: ‘It was friendly and we split into teams with students from the other academies.’ Head of Maths Mr Sean Cowley said: ‘This was a really good event because it gave the students the opportunity to show how good they are at the subject in a different environment and it is good for their team building and problem-solving skills.’