Mr Shaw presents the shield to the St Maarten team

Submitted to the Folkestone Herald

Folkestone and Hythe Primary Schools competed for the title of Year 11 Maths Challenge Champion.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, a record sixteen primary schools took part in this year’s event hosted by Folkestone Academy.

During the day, students participated in a series of math-based activities including a speed test, murder mystery quiz, code analysis, number crosswords and relay quiz to finish.

This year, CofE Primary School St Martin won the title, having finished second in the last competition in 2019.

16 schools participated in the competition

Stella Maris Catholic Primary School came in second place, with Palmarsh Primary in third. All students left with a gift bag and a diploma.

Organizer Keith Denchfield said:

“I was very impressed with the high abilities of the 5th graders who answered well a number of difficult questions that really stretched their mathematical minds. I look forward to seeing them here in a few years and working with them to develop their math skills even further! »


Steve Shaw, Head of School at Folkestone Academy, said:

“It was wonderful to have so many primary school children at the Academy and to see such a range of activities, with so many students clearly having fun.

“Congratulations in particular to the mathematicians of St Martin, Stella Maris and Palmarsh, and for the primary schools who failed this time around, don’t worry, there’s always next year! Congratulations to all participants.”