Win for young Chichester Pythagoreans

The team from Kingsham Primary School receive their prize from CHSB head of mathematics Greg Clarke
The team from Kingsham Primary School receive their prize from CHSB head of mathematics Greg Clarke

YOUNG mathematicians put their skills to the test at Chichester High School for Boys’ Maths Challenge Day.

A total of 27 Year-5 pupils from nine primary schools competed in the challenge.

Teams of three were set tasks including tackling puzzles, cracking codes, deciphering clues and solving a murder mystery using their mathematical skills.

The pupils then had to work as part of a team to build the tallest tower from cardboard rolls, sticky tape and coloured paper.

“Everybody had lots of fun and enjoyed thinking hard and working as part of a team,” said head of mathematics Greg Clarke.

“Here at CHSB, we were very impressed with the attitude, endeavour and collaboration of all the students, who did themselves and their schools very proud.”

Each school picked up points along the way and it was a close-run thing but the pupils from Kingsham Primary School were declared the eventual winners with the whole team ‘delighted’ to lift the Silver Shield Trophy.

All pupils taking part in the challenge received a certificate and goody bags for their ‘very considerable efforts’.