Each year Loughborough Grammar School enters a team for the ‘Team Maths Challenge’, which is a national competition in Maths for students from Years 7, 8 or 9. More than 1600 UK schools take part annually, sending their brightest students to compete in tests of accuracy, speed and teamwork. In recent years we have been very successful – indeed, LGS had won the Leicestershire heat and hence qualified for the national final in five of the previous six years.
The boys in this year’s team were: Adithya Kunigiri and Kishan Modi (both in Year 9), and Alex Nelson and Matthew Younger (both in Year 8).
These four boys competed against 27 other schools (including the usual local rivals, such as Leicester Grammar, Ratcliffe, Derby Grammar, Repton, etc.) in this year’s regional heat, on Thursday 8th March. The boys all showed very impressive drive and ability throughout the day, and finished clearly in first place, with an overall score for the day of more than 96%. In the last and most difficult round, LGS earned 54 marks out of 60, which was twice as many marks as any other team managed – so it really was an extraordinary performance by our team.
The boys will now compete in the national final, to be held in London in June.