by Dana Buendia, Year 10
On Wednesday 18th April eight students from Year 10 got the opportunity to compete in the Maths Feast competition at King Edwards VI School in Morpeth. Upon arriving we were presented with a wide array of delicious food to eat before the real work began. After finishing our lunch, we started the competition, splitting up into two groups of four against seven other teams from various other schools. Five rounds, two hours and MANY challenging maths questions later, we were at the end of the competition, waiting in anticipation to see who had finished in the top three.
In the end, one of our teams came fifth, while the other managed third, only around ten points behind the joint winners, Newcastle School for Boys and King Edward VI. We all left feeling like we had done ourselves proud, clutching our certificates and complimentary ‘Maths Feast’ badges and pencils.
Overall we found that it was an enjoyable, rewarding and empowering experience that provided us with the chance to explore new, more sophisticated mathematical concepts.