Primary Schools descend on Rydal Penrhos for Junior Maths Challenge
22nd October 2015

A number of primary schools descended on a Colwyn Bay school for a Junior Maths Challenge.

Teams of four tested their number crunching skills in a day of activities, which took place at Rydal Penrhos on Thursday, October 15.

Competing against Rydal Penrhos were Ysgol Frongoch in Denbigh, Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn, Hen Golwyn Juniors, St Joseph’s School and Ysgol Nant y Groes.

Among the brain-challenging activities were a speed test, cross number round and a logic round.


Winner of the Junior Challenge from Ysgol Pen y Bryn

The competition finished off with a full relay round before the final scores were collated and the team from Ysgol Pen y Bryn were named as the runaway winners.

Ysgol Nant y Groes finished some way back in second place, with Rydal Penrhos just two points adrift in third.

Peter Richmond, Head of Maths at Rydal Penrhos, said: “It was wonderful to see so many pupils across the various competing schools having a lot of fun and experiencing mathematics outside of the classroom in such an enjoyable way. 

“These kinds of activities are not only designed to promote teamwork and communication skills, but also mathematical dexterity, whilst providing the opportunity for some friendly competition against pupils from other local schools.”

Maths resources for the event were provided by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust and for more information on the services they offer visit

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