Against tough competition from 764 keen mathematicians, some of whom were more than twice their age, the school’s Prep 4 class took 1st place, the Prep 6 class 2nd and the Prep 5 class 7th in the latest Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Sumdog Maths Contest.
Truro High’s students monopolised the Top 10 with Prep 5 Verity placing 3rd, Prep 6 Ornela 4th and Prep 4 Bella 6th.
There were also celebrations for Prep 4 Georgie, Prep 4 Cordie, Prep 4 Ava, Prep 4 Alice, Prep 4 Freya, Prep 5 Basma, Prep 6 Mia, Prep 6 Millie and Prep 6 Jyoti who ranked in the top 50 students in Cornwall.
A number of secondary schools took part in the competition meaning that Truro High’s Prep girls were pitted against students up to and including Year 10.
Sumdog is an online games-based learning platform, accessed by thousands of pupils nationwide. In the contest, pupils have to answer up to 1000 maths questions within a week. Their score is based on the speed and accuracy of their answers with questions pitched at their appropriate learning level.
Head of Prep, Mrs Katie Hinks: “I am unbelievably proud of this incredible collective effort! The competition is as much about teamwork as mathematical proficiency and these girls are an amazingly united group – they really know how to collaborate. I can’t wait to see the results of the nationals!”
Spurred on by their success, the girls have just started competing in the Sumdog National Maths Contest today.