Balgowan make the National Finals in Maths (twice!)

This term, both a year 5 and year 6 team battled through a regional competition and qualified for the National Finals in two separate, year group-based competitions.

Year 5 team: Adrian 5NS, Julian 5CW, Eva 5NS and Leo 5SC.

Year 6 team: Abigail 6NG, Marley 6NG, Imogen 6AS and Alana 6AS.

In the National Finals of Quiz Club Maths there were six rounds, each with five questions. Every round you would move to a different place on the leader board.

The year 5 team maintained a joint top 5 position until the final two rounds where some extremely difficult questions came up and, even though they logically eliminated incorrect answers, were unlucky with their final answers. The team ultimately ended up tied in 9th (joint 6th highest placed state school place nationally) – a fabulous result!

The year 6 team started slightly slowly and was ranked outside the top ten for the first few rounds but battled back in the really tricky rounds, climbing up to their highest position in the final round. The teamwork was excellent and each child answered questions and had great insight into mind-boggling challenges. Their final position was 6th place nationally (joint 3rd highest placed state school) – an amazing result!

Every single child worked extremely hard in the build up and I’d like to thank them and the parents for their support during the Easter break in taking the time to try out lots of different challenges to keep them sharp. Well done – a very proud school!