Pupils challenged in Olympic-math events

PUBLISHED: 12:30 03 August 2012

Caitlin O'Hara, Amelia Ashfold, Chloe Pincombe-Baker, Justine Brown and Angelina Mitchell.

Caitlin O'Hara, Amelia Ashfold, Chloe Pincombe-Baker, Justine Brown and Angelina Mitchell.

King Alfred School

MATHS-BASED Olympic events were held at King Alfred School in Burnham Road, Highbridge, for year seven and eight students.

Pupils had their mental maths and problem solving skills challenged in a variety of events ranging from archery and weightlifting to sprints and a relay.

Maths teacher, Shaun Pavey, said: “All students have been challenged by showing them that maths can be used in a variety of ways beyond the classroom.

“They have also improved other skills such as working as part of a team.”

Winning students also took part in a closing ceremony and scooped up some gold medals.


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