In June Maths teacher Mr Needs took four Attleborough Academy students to the UEA for the prestigious annual Year 8 Maths Challenge. This year the competition involved 30 schools from Norfolk.
During the first session AAN did really well and scored top points, in a round robin with two other schools, answering difficult questions about estimating lengths and angles of Quadrilaterals. In the second session they were put up against two different schools and were challenged on their algebra skills. Success in that round led AAN to win through as one of the top three to the final against Wymondham College and CNS. Now the pressure was on! In the fierce competition that followed AAN just missed out by a margin of two points: and they managed an amazing third place with eighteen points, with CNS second on nineteen points and Wymondham College streaming through from last to first on twenty points. Our students - Benjamin, Amelia, Miffy and Scott - made Mr Need very proud and performed fantastically well on the day.