Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - METRO -

THE Light­house Academy in Mos­sel Bay is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter its pupils won first prize in the in­ter­na­tional Novem­ber Numer­acy Chal­lenge.

The in­ter-schools com­pe­ti­tion was run by 3P Learn­ing, creators of the on­line maths re­source “Math­let­ics”.

Stu­dents from the UK, Europe, the Mid­dle East and Africa com­peted on­line for points to be­come their na­tion’s best math­letes. Pupils also raised money for the UN In­ter­na­tional Chil­dren’s Emer­gency Fund (Unicef) with each point gained cor­re­spond­ing to a cash do­na­tion to char­ity. The com­pe­ti­tion, now in its third year, aims to in­spire chil­dren to be­come en­thu­si­as­tic and con­fi­dent math­e­ma­ti­cians.

At the end of the com­pe­ti­tion, the school that has the most points is crowned the win­ner. Sec­ond and third place also re­ceive money to­wards the re­newal of their Math­let­ics sub­scrip­tion, as well as a cel­e­bra­tion pack.

Light­house Academy teacher Dee Robus said: “We are com­pletely thrilled to have achieved first 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.

“Since in­tro­duc­ing Math­let­ics to the class­room we have seen a real change in our pupils’ at­ti­tude to­ward maths.”

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