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Maths Challenge at Budmouth

Maths Challenge at Budmouth – Thursday 19th September.


On Thursday, a group of Year 6 visited Budmouth for the annual Maths Challenge.  Lucas, Serren, Jason, Belle, Sadie and Samuel were our school representatives for this challenge.

The children enjoyed the morning out at Budmouth and walked very sensibly to and from the school.  The first challenge involved code breaking using multiplication skills.  The group worked very well together, finishing incredibly quickly.  The logic challenge and 3-digit challenge, where different number combinations had to be made, also proved successful.  Working together, the team managed to win these challenges within their group.  This proved to be particularly popular, with the children enjoying this the most. 

The final challenge, a number relay, was the most challenging for the group, with this being particularly hard at the start.  However, as time went on the team got into a good routine and achieved a good number of points.  This contributed to the overall finish of 3rd out of 9 – a superb achievement. 

Samuel said, “It was a memorable event which tested our minds to their fullest.”

Serren added, “I thought some of the tasks stretched us; we stayed together as a team and pulled through.”

Mr Pask, who went with the team, said, “They all did themselves and the school proud.  They stayed as a team, even when things got particularly challenging.  They should be very proud.”