Pupils go for gold in global maths contest
Students battle for top honours in challenge
EIGHT Bucks pupils battled it out with more than 250,000 students worldwide after competing an international maths battle.
And other youngsters from Gayhurst School took part in a junior maths challenge which saw 10 pupils finish in the top 15 per cent out of over 200,000 others.
The eight children took part in the annual superTmatik International Mental Math Competition, along with 65 other countries, which saw them play an online maths game and compete against students from around the world to complete 15 questions in the fastest time.
The final positions of Gayhurst competitors were: Aiden Meazzo, who came 28th, and Daniel
STAR PUPILS: James Gowers and William Starrs who took part in a maths challenge at Gayhurst School James, who finished 140th, in the Category 5 section out of 39,780 entries.
Tarun Eapen, who finished 15th and Alex Lee who came 147th in the Category 6 section out of 36,920 entries.
James Gowers, 10th and Tommy Gormley, 236th, in the Category 7 section out of 37,700 entries.
William Starrs, 6th, Jason Ramsey, 178th, in the Category 8 section out of 33,150 entries.
The UKMT Junior Maths Challenge saw pupils take part in a multichoice maths problem solving paper with students from across the country.
Gold awards were given to James Gowers and William Starrs for finishing in the top five per cent in their category, coming 10th and sixth respectively.
Finn Mitchell, Jensen Ellis and Ben Hunt all received silver medals for finishing in the top 10 per cent, and bronze awards were awarded to Aman Rana, Hadley Clarke, Ben Kingston, Eamon Dillon and Ben Gill for finishing in the top 15 per cent. A UGANDAN Children’s choir visited Bucks and 500 people watched as they performed their live show.
Watoto Children’s Choir performed ‘Oh What Love’ over two nights in front of 200 adults and 300 children at Gold Hill Baptist Church.
The visit, which took place on Wednesday April 29 and Thursday April 30, was marked by colourful urban sounds and rhythms of Africa.
The choir staged a vibrant and colourful production, taking their audience from despair to celebration in both story and song.
Each of the children have suffered the loss of one or both of their parents but now live in Watoto village homes and are provided with all that they need to grow up healthy and happy.
Pupils from Chalfont St Peter Infants, Chalfont St Peter Academy, Jordans School, St Joseph’s Primary School, Thorpe House School, Gayhurst and Gerrards Cross Combined schools saw the performance in the morning and the afternoon.
ON SONG: Watoto children's choir, from Uganda during the visit to Chalfont St Peter