Maths challenge for '˜gifted' resort kids

Gifted and talented pupils from six Blackpool schools enjoyed an afternoon of brain-teasers designed to push their mathematical skills.

Tuesday, 28th March 2017, 3:03 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:25 pm
Schools maths puzzle afternoon at Kincraig Primary. Pictured is 10-year-old Zachary Rossall from Westcliff Primary with 11-year-old Kya Cropper from Kincraig Primary.

Children from Westcliff Primary School, St John’s CE Primary School, Marton Primary Academy and Claremont Community Primary School gathered at Kincraig Primary School on Wednesday.

They practiced their maths skills using brain-teasers, puzzles, math-based riddles and games.

Ryan Gumley, maths co-ordinator at Kincraig Primary, said: “It was an opportunity for the gifted and talented mathematicians from the schools to get together and work on some maths puzzles.

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“There were 24 children taking part as well as 10 childrem from Kincraig who organised the challenges.

“It was fab and the feedback we have got from the children and all the members of staff have been very positive.

“We would most definitely consider doing it again in the future and we’re thinking about doing something for the Key Stage One pupils.”