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07/01/2022

Our Wee Loanends Primary School – Mental Maths UK Champions!

Loanends Primary School P7 class were able to celebrate more than just Christmas over the holidays after coming first place in a UK wide 10ticks Mental Maths Competition.  They even managed to hold on to first place on the GLOBAL leaderboard for the Month of November!

After an exciting month of competition on 10ticks Mental Maths, sponsored by Liontrust, Loanends Primary School were declared the winners with P7 pupils answering an impressive 2185 questions each, on average! Our brilliant local children have won £500 to top up their school budgets.

During a visit to the school to congratulate the children, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb said;

“I am delighted that Loanends Primary School in our Borough have achieved such an impressive score to win against all other entries across the UK.  It was a pleasure to see how much fun they found the various 10ticks activities and I congratulate the children and the school on this wonderful achievement”.

Managing Director of 10ticks, Ian Fisher said

“It’s great to see the uptake in Mental Maths.  Many schools took part during November to battle it out on our top 10 leader board and reach the first, second and third prize winning places. The top three schools answered over 250,000 questions correctly!   We hope the money can help relieve any financial pressures that schools may have faced over this difficult period”.

Sam Hyde, Loanends Primary School P7 teacher commented;

“We are delighted to have won the competition and I know how much the pupils enjoyed spending many hours, both in school and at home, practicing their mental maths skills using 10ticks.  I am very proud of all of them and it shows their commitment to the school and their fellow classmates”.

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