We are very proud to report that Tom Barrett in Year 8 was a very worthy recipient of a certificate of achievement from this university-led challenge. Tom's successful entry was judged by a panel at Newcastle University who identified him as a winner from over 1000 entries. We are very proud of Tom - he completed this challenge at home during the holidays and submitted his entry to the university! Tom and his family have been invited to a celebration evening at the university! A worthy winner and a fantastic young mathematician! Well done to all our pupils who entered this challenge.

On the subject of maths challenges, we have now launched our 'Partnership Maths Challenge'. This new monthly event will see HMS, SJMS, CMS and QEHS battle it out to win points for their schools. This will culminate in a final challenge at QEHS in the summer term. Thank you to the teachers at QE for setting a thought-provoking challenge for all of our year groups at HMS. Next challenge: after the holidays!

Mr Watters