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St Cedd's School's Year 5 Mathematics Team Crowned National Champions



A team of four Year 5 pupils from St Cedd's School are now Mathematics National Champions having won first place in this year's Mathematics Quiz Club National Final after competing remotely against schools from across the country.

Following a successful qualification round, the Year 5 Mathematics Team, made up of pupils aged 9-10, came to the fore in the final with their ability to comprehend questions and think flexibly around how to solve the problems presented to them. Utilising what they have learnt in their mathematics lessons, they were able to successfully, and confidently, use calculation methods correctly, and apply their knowledge to complete mathematics puzzles in unfamiliar contexts.

The Quiz Club Championships are the largest inter-school competitions in the UK with more than 400,000 children taking part for General Knowledge, Mathematics, Science and Literacy annually. St Cedd's School entered two teams per year group from Years 3-6 into the heats for each subject with success across the board. Of the events the school has competed in so far, a Year 6 team, a Year 4 team and both Year 3 teams have qualified for the General Knowledge National Finals, plus a Year 6 team have qualified for the Science National Finals.

Mr Matthew Clarke, Head of St Cedd's School on New London Road in Chelmsford, says: "I am delighted that St Cedd's School’s Year 5 Mathematics Team are National Champions! This is a spectacular achievement and all of the praise that the children have received from all members of our School community is thoroughly well deserved."

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