It all “adds up” for Nairn pupils

Congratulations go to a team of S1and S2 pupils from Nairn Academy who took part in the UKMT Team Maths Challenge Regional Heats in Aberdeen University on Monday. 

The team consisted of two S2 pupils, Angus Baker and William Hodi,  and two S1 pupils, Breagha Mackintosh and Molly Weir. After spending time practising at lunchtimes in school with mentor Ruaridh MacLeod (S6) the pupils were ready for the competition. 

They spent the day competing against other schools from around the North of Scotland in four different rounds – a group round, a cross number, a shuttle round and a relay round.  The team from Nairn competed at the highest level and, at the end of the day, were announced the winners. 

The team have now qualified for the finals which will take place in the Royal Horticultural Halls, London in June where they will compete against other teams from all over the UK. 

Speaking on behalf of staff and pupils at Nairn Academy, Head Teacher Julie MacDonald said: “This is a huge achievement as over 1700 schools enter the competition and only 88 teams qualify for the final. We are very proud of Angus, William, Breagha and Molly and wish them every success in the final.”

 

22 Mar 2017
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