Four Year eleven students from Albany Academy attended the Runshaw College ‘Maths Challenge evening on the 9th March. This an annual event run by Runshaw College involves approximately thirty teams from Secondary Schools from Bolton, Chorley, Preston and surrounding areas. Each team of four has to complete three rounds.
The students had to undertake different challenges during each round including round two where students were competing against the clock to answer as many questions as possible within half an hour.
The aim of the evening was to create an opportunity for students to challenge themselves against the most able mathematicians in the area and sample more difficult problems than usually encountered at GCSE level. The students were also able to meet the Maths Faculty Staff at Runshaw and familiarise themselves with the college. This was a big help to the students who were considering taking A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics at Runshaw in September.
The students at Albany excelled and finished in the top five teams in each of the individual rounds. Maths teacher, Mrs Brindle, said ““Our students were a credit to Albany both in their attitude to the competition and how they conducted themselves as ambassadors. I am extremely proud of all of them and especially pleased that they were so successful in the individual round.”