Junior Maths Challenge Success 2013

Pupils at Tarporley High School achieved 2 golds, 16 silvers and 36 bronzes in this year’s UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. Over 240,000 pupils from across the UK sat the Junior Maths Challenge with roughly the top 6% receiving the gold certificate, the next 13% silver and the next 21% bronze.

Congratulations to Sam Young and Jonathan Melia of year 8 who both achieved gold, with Jonathan also picking up the award for the best in the school. Further congratulations to Joe Windsor in year 7 who achieved silver and received the award for best in year.

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 The Junior Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and aimed at those in Years 7 and 8 and is sat in schools.

New project for year 8 ICT

This term see the introduction of an exciting new project into year 8 ICT.  Students will be learning and applying multimedia skills whilst going a little ‘eurovision crazy’.

eurovisionThe challenge set is for each student to produce a eurovision ‘postcard’, to promote and explore the wonders of the UK, including categories as wide ranging as National Parks, art and culture to premiership football. If your a eurovision fan or just dip in as a bit of a guilty pleasure, then you will recognise these as the short montages shown between each act.

Students are free to choose the tools they use, developing skills in animation, video and sound editing as well as demonstrating they can produce a product for a specific auidence and purpose.

We look forward to seeing some great results and the students having lots fun at the same time.