21 Jun 2018

National Maths Quiz

Last week, the Junior School welcomed teams from schools from West House, Birkdale Prep, Chellaston Juniors, Derby Grammar and Longmore Primary to participate in the National Maths Quiz Championships Area Heat.

With two teams representing Derby High, the excitement was building towards the start of the quiz. It was clear these questions were going to be challenging from the beginning but the girls pressed on in high spirits and soon got into their mathematical strides. With some tactical decision-making needed, the teams tried to claw back points from the leaders and were up to third place as we entered the final questions. A couple of gambles, not fully paying off for one team but aiding another, helped Team 1 to 1340 points and Team 2 to 1030 points.

A brilliant effort from the two teams on a very enjoyable afternoon that any spectators would agree gave the children the opportunity to challenge their brains in an entertaining way!

20th June 2018