This year's Primary Maths Challenge paper was sat by 55 pupils from eight local primary schools on 15 November at the College. The children’s achievements in the Challenge were then celebrated at a special event on 29 November, also attended by their families and the Deputy Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Angela Clear.
The Primary Maths Challenge is an annual event organised by the Mathematical Association, designed to offer pupils a fun and exciting challenge that encourages enthusiasm and boosts confidence. Our teachers and pupils offer weekly Maths mentoring sessions to local primary school pupils to prepare them for the Challenge, and help them progress in the subject. A third of this year’s entrants had attended these sessions, during which children solve problems that stretch them and apply existing knowledge in unusual ways.
According to one parent, her child “loved to attend the classes and arrived home super enthusiastic about the experience. She loves maths and in particular all the challenges that makes her think out of the box.”
All pupils who sat the Challenge were invited to a celebration event at the College on 29 November, together with their families and teachers. The Deputy Mayor of Winchester attended the event and presented every pupil with a certificate. Maths teacher Dominic Rowland gave an engaging talk about the power of prime numbers.
A parent wrote after the event: “We were so thrilled for our son to take part in the maths challenge, and for us as a family to be able to come and see the celebration was brilliantly thought out. This will be an experience to remember - the children meeting the deputy mayor, and being looked after so well by the staff and students at Winchester College, is a credit to you, your team and the students.”
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3rd February 2023
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19th January 2023
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16th January 2023
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1st December 2022
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29th November 2022
470 children from local primary school experienced the wonder of an orchestral performance at our annual Primary Schools Concert.