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Still top of the times tables 20 years later

Hipperholme Grammar School junior maths challenge 2014 award winners, from the left, Ben Cooper, Jayvian Mavi, Nichola Backhouse, Isabelle Williams and Harrison Layden-Fritz

Hipperholme Grammar School junior maths challenge 2014 award winners, from the left, Ben Cooper, Jayvian Mavi, Nichola Backhouse, Isabelle Williams and Harrison Layden-Fritz

Hipperholme Grammar School has proved its students are still top of the times tables 20 years later.

Following the article in last week’s Echoes of the Past about students from 1994 holding up their maths challenge certificates, the tradition continues with the latest crop of pupils taking on a university challenge.

Each year, students are entered for the maths challenges run by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust from the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds.

The rigorous national event is taken by about 250,000 students across the country. At the end of the summer term, a number of pupils received their certificates in the 2014 Junior Maths Challenge.

Maths teacher Stuart Rose was delighted that two of his pupils - Jayvian Mavi and Nichola Backhouse - achieved gold awards, ranking them in the top two per cent of the UK’s maths students.

There were also bronze awards for Year eight students Harrison Layden-Fritz and Ben Cooper, and Year seven students Zainab Sajjad, Sophie Noble and Isabelle Williams.

 
 
 

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