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Students rise to the Summer maths challenge
Lawnswood students were set a daunting Maths Summer Challenge at the end of last term - and their response was incredible.
Given the task of either completing over 30 MyMaths tasks or improving their TT Rockstars time (or both!), many students rose to the challenge and went above and beyond the high expectations of their maths teachers.
Over 150 students took part in the MyMaths challenge that ran for six weeks. Over 100 of them completed at least 10 tasks to achieve 'Apprentice' status, whilst 42 of them reached the impressive 'Senior Master' title for completing 30 tasks.
However, it was the effort of 13 students that really set the standard, achieving the accolade of 'Grandmaster' for completing 100 tasks on MyMaths - a simply incredible effort. Year 9's Adam Abdul-Majid was crowned our Grand Champion, completing a huge 219 tasks, followed by Year 7's Ellis Richardson, who racked up 188, with Year 11's Marwa Mulhmainnah finishing third with 155.
Our TT Rock Stars challenge was equally as impressive, with hundreds of students logging on to improve their average time time taken to successfully complete each times table question. Whilst many students got to less then 2 seconds per question, only two got under 1 second per question, with Year 7's Caitlin Walsh achieving an average of 0.86 seconds to become our Times Table Rock God! Ahmad Sadiqi, who represented Lawnswood School at the recent Rock Wrangle, was a close second with an average time of 0.99 seconds.
All students who took part in the summer challenge should be very proud of their achievements, and it also means they have returned to school in September raring to take on the new maths challenges that await them in the new school year!