Students from several West Norfolk secondary schools swapped their usual desks for the Mastermind black chair in a maths competition hosted by King’s Lynn Academy.
The academy welcomed teams from the King Edward VII Academy, Springwood High School and St Clement’s High School in Terrington St Clement for last Thursday’s competition, which was open to students from years seven to 11.
King’s Lynn Academy were the overall winners, with Weronika Woznialis, Max Fayers and Charlie Lake winning the individual prizes for years seven, nine and 10.
The prizes in years eight and 11 were won by Springwood students Nikki Rastogi and Nathaniel Amoaku respectively.
Carolyn Fysh, King’s Lynn Academy’s numeracy co-ordinator, who organised the event, said: “All the contestants did extremely well, considering the pressure of being under the spotlight.”
The King’s Lynn Academy team, which also included Sarah Wren and Robert Beck from years eight and 11 respectively, is pictured above with academy principal Craig Morrison, right.
The academy will also host a junior maths Mastermind competition later this year, which will includee pupils from the Middleton, Reffley, St Germans and West Winch primary schools, as well as the St Edmund’s Foundation School and Howard Junior School.