Events and Trips
UKMT Maths Team Challenge
On Tuesday 26th March a team of four pupils attended the UK Maths Trust Team Challenge at St. Edward’s College, Liverpool. Over twenty schools from across Merseyside took part, all vying for a place in the national final in London. Representing Holy Family were Asa and Josh (Year 8), Erin and Joshua (Year 9).
The team took part in a number of mathematical challenges throughout the day, including logic puzzles and a ‘crossnumber’ (a mathematical crossword). The group worked well together, supporting each other and developing ideas to help answer each of the highly demanding questions. The challenge culminated in a ‘sprint relay’ which required team members to quickly solve increasingly difficult puzzles against the clock.
The team were a credit to the school, with a number of staff commenting on their enthusiasm and energy. Well done to all involved.
*If you’re interested in taking part next year or would like to try some of the puzzles for yourself, look out for the numeracy puzzle boards around school or come and see Mr Barlow in S1*