Junior Maths Challenge at Chichester High School for Boys

Winners of the Junior Maths Challenge from Chichester High School for Boys
Winners of the Junior Maths Challenge from Chichester High School for Boys

A TEAM of potential Pythagoras protégées have come out on top in an annual mathematics competition.

The Junior Maths Challenge is the third of three events held annually for pupils from Year 7 to Year 13.

More than 240,000 pupils across the UK sat the challenge, with 101 boys from Year 7 and 8 at Chichester High School for Boys taking part.

The prestigious Best in School award for the highest score went to Jasper McGarry.

Best in Year for Year 7 went to Nicholas Wiggins.

The challenges are aimed at the top 25 per cent of pupils in the country. Overall, the school achieved six gold certificates, ten silver and ten bronze.

The result was lower than the last year but comparable to 2010 and 2011, with pupils achieving better on the ‘hard’ questions.

The junior event followed on from the Intermediate Maths Challenge where Year 11 pupil Jolyon Dannatt scored 96 marks out of 120, putting him in the top 25 per cent of the 2,532 participants who entered his event.

Jolyon received a merit certificate and now goes on to the Pink Kangaroo competition.

“All participating students are to be commended for their achievement,” said a school spokeswoman.