Earlier this year pupils entered the Newcastle University maths challenge, an annual event that invites pupils in Year 10 and below to complete a series of logical puzzles and challenges, with a chance of winning a prize. This year there were 850 entrants from various local schools (and a school in Surrey!) The best responses were awarded a certificate with the top 5% also winning a prize. The presentation evening was held last night at Newcastle University. We are very proud of all students who took part and achieved so well. It was a great evening celebrating pupils' mathematical talents. Pupils were given an insight into university life, met some lecturers and had a mini-talk on the mathematic
s of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters - investigating how extreme statistics can be used to save lives.