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Owton Manor whizzkids celebrate maths contest success

Manor Primary School National Online Maths winners with teacher Steph Smith and oen to one supporter Liam Muir. Picture by Frank Reid

Manor Primary School National Online Maths winners with teacher Steph Smith and oen to one supporter Liam Muir. Picture by Frank Reid

WHIZZKIDS are celebrating after their numbers came up in a top competition.

Children from Owton Manor Primary School, in Hartlepool, have won the Sumdog UK National Maths Contest.

During the contest, some 9,071 students answered a total of 1,832,550 maths questions.

Sixteen Year 6 pupils from Owton Manor answered 13,126 questions correctly between them, making the school the national overall winner.

Sumdog is a free online programme that offers educational games to motivate pupils to practise maths, reading and writing.

Steph Smith, key stage leader, maths co-ordinator and Year 6 teacher at the school, said: “The children go online and play games and it helps them with their maths.

“We went on and actually won the national competition.

“We have also won a local competition since then.

“I am really proud of them and the kids absolutely loved taking part. Other classes in the school are also starting to use it.”

A spokesman for Sumdog wrote to the pupils and said: “Congratulations on your fantastic achievement.”

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