A team of sixth form students, Rachel Darragh, Matthew Magee, Heather Millar and Dale Walmsley, won the Northern Ireland heat of the UK Senior Team Maths Challenge, which was held at Rockport School in Holywood on Friday 23rd November. As regional winners, the team have qualified to represent Northern Ireland at the national final in London on 5th February 2013.
The team won the competition by a considerable margin by 10 points over our nearest rivals and the final NI placings were:
1st: Wellington College Belfast
2nd: Royal Belfast Academical Institution
3rd (joint): Belfast Royal Academy & Bangor Grammar School
All 4 students made a significant contribution during the competition, which entailed a group round, working in pairs on solving a crossnumber puzzle and working in pairs in a relay competition.