Young Leeds maths stars enjoy sum success

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number crunchers from Horsforth Newlaithes Primary School outscored 19 other schools to win a junior maths competition.

Year 6 pupils Will Hobson, Isabelle Plowman, Leo Gaunt and Ben Crowther took part in the final of the annual Leeds and District Junior Schools’ Maths Challenge, hosted by The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL).

The talented team was accompanied by year 6 teacher Jenny Atcheson. She said: “We hadn’t entered the challenge for a few years, however the current year group are very keen so we gave it a go and it paid off.”

Leo said: “It was really good and exciting, maths is my favourite subject. Most of it we’d done in class but some was new and I’m glad we made it to the final!”

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