It all adds up for Norton St Nicholas in Letchworth inter-school maths contest

Nicholas Battarbee, Louis Harvey, Samuel Straughan and Zachary Devine of the winning Norton St Nicho

Nicholas Battarbee, Louis Harvey, Samuel Straughan and Zachary Devine of the winning Norton St Nicholas team. Picture: Fearnhill School - Credit: Archant

Pupils from five primary schools calculated their moves as they took part in a numbers competition in Letchworth.

The Mathalon at Letchworth's Fearnhill School. Picture: Fearnhill School

The Mathalon at Letchworth's Fearnhill School. Picture: Fearnhill School - Credit: Archant

The Mathalon, hosted by the maths department at Fearnhill School in Icknield Way, included teams from Letchworth’s Garden City Academy, Norton St Nicholas Primary, Pixmore Junior and Wilbury Junior schools, as well as Purwell Primary School in Hitchin.

The close-run competition included a range of maths activies involving collaboration with peers, and ended with Norton St Nicholas taking the lead in the final round to win the title.

The victorious team included Nicholas Battarbee, Louis Harvey, Samuel Straughan and Zachary Devine.

St Nicholas head Stephen Cowdery told the Comet: “We’re really delighted they won.

The Mathalon at Letchworth's Fearnhill School. Picture: Fearnhill School

The Mathalon at Letchworth's Fearnhill School. Picture: Fearnhill School - Credit: Archant


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“It’s a wonderful thing for the children to show their maths ability off, and it was a fun event for them to take part in with other schools.

“We’re really pleased with the achievement, and we’ve celebrated it in the school as well.”

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Fearnhill maths head Emma Williams added: “We loved seeing the enthuasism shown by the young students, and it was a pleasure welcoming them to Fearnhill.”

The Mathalon at Letchworth's Fearnhill School. Picture: Fearnhill School

The Mathalon at Letchworth's Fearnhill School. Picture: Fearnhill School - Credit: Archant

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