[A] team of four Year 8 mathematicians from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith, have won the regional heat of this year’s UK Mathematics Trust Team Challenge.
Thomas He, Finley Ilett, Arjun Sankar and Wilf Teasdale spent all day on March 22nd at Caldew School competing against teams from a dozen other schools. The QEGS team came out on top after battling through four 45-minute rounds of maths problems to be solved as a group or in pairs. There was no catching them after they scored a perfect 100% on the “crossnumber” round with 15 minutes to spare.
The QEGS team will now compete in the National Final at the Royal Horticultural Hall in London on Monday 18th June 2018 with over 80 schools from around the country.
Maths teacher at QEGS, Dr Matthew Bramley, said: “These four are outstanding young mathematicians and we are very proud of their success. Their achievement is all the more notable as teams normally consist of two Year 9 students along with two year 8s. They are very excited about making it to the final and I know they will give another superb team effort on the day.”