Axminster maths challenge adds up to a fun day

Pupils who took part in the maths challenge at Axminster Primary Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED

Pupils who took part in the maths challenge at Axminster Primary Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Pupils from the six Acorn Multi Academy Trust schools put their number skills to the test

Talented young mathematicians from across the Acorn Multi Academy Trust got together last week to showcase their skills

The pupils from years five and six, gathered at Axminster Primary School to take on a range of maths challenges.

These covered a range of topics, such as geometry, number patterns, dingbats, ISBN coding and even Pi.

Pupils from the six Acorn primary schools took part - Loders in Bridport, Marshwood, St Andrews at Chardstock, Membury, Axminster and Mrs Ethelston’s at Uplyme.


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The children demonstrated excellent teamwork, logical thinking and resilience.

The event was organised Heidi Wickens, Year Six teacher at Axminster and Luke Owen, the head at Marshwood.

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The promote friendship and working together the teams comprised a mix of children from the different schools.

Mr Owen said: “We are hoping to repeat similar events through the year with children in Years Three and Four and also children in Key Stage One.”

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