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It all adds up for school kids.

A GROUP of Coventry school children have come away with "phenomenal" results after taking part in a maths challenge set by Leeds University.

Pupils at St Thomas More Catholic School in Styvechale took part in the UK Junior Mathematical Challenge, which is usually aimed at 11-13 year olds.

However, the nine to 11 year olds from the school who took part produced excellent results.

The school has been focusing strongly on open ended investigation and problem solving during maths lessons which the school says helped the children to perform so well, along with their exceptional talents.

Overall pupils collected one gold, one silver and six bronze awards which teacher Claire Staines described as "phenomenal."

She said: "We have so many bright and able students at the school, but we knew this challenge would be a tough one so didn't know what to expect. We are delighted that so many of the children have done so well, it's made us very proud."

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NUMBER CRUNCHERS: Flexing their brains are (back row, left to right) Olga Stasiewska, Jude Vonledebur, George Patteril, Eve Murphy, Isabelle Mathews (front) Aksaya Vijayaratriam, Mikolaj Stasiewski and Aine Lenehan
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 29, 2012
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