School adds maths prize to trophy hall

(L-R)  Conor Newby, Lauren McGhin, Beth Ritchie, Natalie Bowmaker from Seaham School.
(L-R) Conor Newby, Lauren McGhin, Beth Ritchie, Natalie Bowmaker from Seaham School.
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A SCHOOL has added a new trophy to its collection.

This year’s East Durham Schools Maths Challenge was run from the Lubetkin Theatre at East Durham College’s Peterlee campus.

It saw 11 groups of four compete, with Seaham School of Technology’s Natalie Bowmaker, Beth Ritchie, Lauren McGhin and Conor Newby taking first prize.

St Bede’s, Dene Community School, Easington Academy and the Academy at Shotton Hall also took part, with their year 10 and 11 students joining in six rounds of questions and problem-solving tasks.

The runners-up were The Academy of Shotton Hall, just one point behind with 55 points.

Andrew Green, the team’s teacher, said: “I’m not shocked, but very pleased and proud that the team won.

“They are part of a wonderful class who are a complete joy to teach. I’m delighted that they managed to win the trophy for Seaham.”

Eugene McCrossan, vice- principal at the college, added: “The Maths Challenge is a great way to help instil the spirit of completion and teamwork.”