Teenagers with a flair for sums converged on the Port of Southampton to take part in the first ever ABP Maths Challenge.
The event attracted youngsters from schools across Hampshire – Hounsdown School, Applemore College, Noadswood School, Testwood School, New Forest Academy, Redbridge School, Cowplain Community School and Mountbatten School – and there was a great atmosphere of friendly competition.
One of Noadswood School’s teams emerged as the winners, beating Hounsdown School by just 1 point. The team won £500 for the school’s mathematics department and will be treated to an exclusive trip on a Harbour Master’s launch to show them the port from the water. Two of our other teams managed to finish in 5th and 10th place.
The day kicked off with a welcome from ABP’s Head of Port Operations Beth Evans-Gay followed by a talk from Project Engineer’s Connor Smith and Gideon Aymes about how mathematics plays a crucial role in their day to day work. After an hour of competition Noadswood School were crowned as the Champions.
Beth explained: “It has been a great day of bringing together eight schools of bright students to battle it out to become the 2017 Maths Champion.”