Shirley Manor Primary Academy and Frizinghall Primary School are celebrating their success in the recent Sumdog UK National Maths Contest.

3802027Class 6 from Shirley Manor came second in the overall contest held earlier this term, while two pupils from Frizinghall Primary were awarded second and third place nationally for the highest scoring
pupils.

Maureen Neill, Headteacher at Shirley Manor Primary Academy, said: “We are very proud of all the children who took part in the Sumdog maths competition this term. It has really grabbed their imaginations and provided the opportunity to improve their mathematical skills.”

Shaun Casey, Chair of Governors at the school, said: “Sumdog has been a
great motivation for our children. They are so enthusiastic about a
Sumdog competition that it is hard to get them off the computers.”

Pauline Chilvers, Headteacher at Frizinghall Primary, said: “We are delighted that two of our children have achieved second and third place nationally. It is so rewarding to see our pupils achieving so well whilst at the same time enjoying their learning.”

One nine-year-old student from Shirley Manor summed it up, saying: “I was very proud when we won in the Bradford Sumdog competition and I think it is a great programme because the difficulty of the questions we get asked changes depending on how well we are doing.”

Coun Ralph Berry, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: “This is great news for our young people who are excelling in maths. It is wonderful to witness the enthusiasm of the pupils who have really grasped this opportunity and demonstrated their fantastic talents. Well done to both schools.”