Northern Ireland school takes runner-up spot in international maths competition

Stewartstown Primary was competing in 3P Learning's Numeracy Challenge 2018

Stewartstown Primary School, County Tyrone, is celebrating international success after its students scooped second prize in 3P Learning‘s Numeracy Challenge 2018.

Over the course of a week, students from across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa competed online to become their nation’s best ‘mathletes’. Pupils also raised money for UNICEF whilst competing, with each point gained corresponding to a cash donation to the charity from the organisers.

Now in its third year, the competition aims to inspire children to love learning and become enthusiastic, confident mathematicians. Pupils compete online within 3P Learning’s Mathletics and Live Mathletics programmes; the latter sees them compete in real-time with other children from around the globe. The top three schools receive money towards the renewal of their Mathletics subscription, and a celebration pack including trophy, wristbands and certificate.

Commenting on the win, Stewartstown Primary Headteacher, Kendra Bolton, said: “Since introducing Mathletics to the classroom we have seen a real change in our pupils’ attitude toward maths. We are completely thrilled to have achieved second place in a competition involving so many other schools and pupils. This is a real testament to the hard work of staff and children, huge congratulations to all involved!”