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Our 'Axholme Angels' did us proud

Four of our learners from year 10 took part in a “Maths Feast” competition organised by the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme and the MEI, the Mathematics Education Innovation.

The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme is a government-funded initiative. It aims to increase participation in Core Maths, AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and improve the teaching of these level 3 maths qualifications.

The programme provides national support for teachers and students in state-funded schools and colleges in England. Additional support is offered in key areas so that, whatever their gender, background or location, students can choose their best post-16 maths pathway and have access to high quality teaching.

Our team competed against 19 other teams from schools and Academies across 5 counties in a number of maths related challenges aimed at nurturing maths talent, encouraging lateral thinking and developing teamwork.

Over four rounds our team, “The Axholme Angels” worked together and eventually won the competition with an overall score of 72 points, a significant way above our nearest competitor who scored 64.

Congratulations to our winners, Lillian H, Mollie D, Tiarni H and Carys S, who demonstrated that we are a force to be reckoned with and can rise above the challenge of some much larger schools to show that the Axholme Academy really is the home of great maths!

Well done ladies.