Pupils at Navigation Road Primary School in Altrincham have heads for figures

Navigation Road Primary School pupils have won the St Ambrose College maths challenge
Navigation Road Primary School pupils have won the St Ambrose College maths challenge

Navigation Road Primary School in Altrincham have won the annual St Ambrose College maths challenge.

An established date in local education’s end of school year calendar, the top Hale Barns Catholic college welcomed 108 of the borough’s brightest brains to put their grey matter to the test.

The cogs were whirring as whizz kids from 27 local schools tackled a series of ingenious problems devised by St Ambrose College’s maths department.

There were four rounds covering a relay round, a kinaesthetic puzzle round, a treasure hunt, and a number puzzle.

St Ambrose head of mathematics Andy Chapman said: “Mathematics is at the very heart of Britain’s hi-tech future and it’s essential our children develop high level mathematics skills so they can drive forward technological development.

“Some of these questions were written for gifted and talented students in Year 7 so for these Year 5 children to perform so brilliantly really does show that we have some exceptionally talented young mathematicians in Trafford.”

St. Ambrose has an exceptional record for producing excellent young mathematicians. For the last three years they enjoyed a 100% A* to C pass rate at GCSE and last year were 63% A*/A.