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Manchester High School for Girls


Mathematical marvels in the Preparatory Department of Manchester High School for Girls have beaten stiff competition from 452 schools nationwide to win silver in the National Mathletics Challenge.

The annual competition is enjoyed by tens of thousands of school children across the country and is designed to instil a love of maths in pupils and engage them with its rich learning content.

Miss Sue Diamond, Deputy Head Mistress at Manchester High’s Preparatory Department, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our girls and a true testament to their hard work in a competition which was fun but very challenging.



“The girls were immersed in the competition; spending many hours working on the tasks to put us on top of the leader board. Their interest in and talent for maths has improved significantly which is precisely why we as a school take part in Mathletics every year.”

Nishi from Year 5 said: “I enjoyed the Mathletics competition; it was a really exciting experience. My sister and I spent hours on it and the best part was finding out that our school came second out of all the others in the country!”

Zara from Year 3 added: “I liked how Mathletics got my brain working in maths. I think I learned a lot and it was great to earn more and more points. I’d love to do the challenge again.”

Miss Diamond concluded: “I am incredibly proud of all the girls, well done to them all!”