Many clubs in the District participate in the RIBI Youth competitions. Others like Maidenhead Thames run additional ones with a different focus. The annual Mathemagical Challenge for Primary Schools in Maidenhead and Windsor is proving extremely popular.

RBWM Primary Schools Year 4 Mathemagical Competition 2018

Monday 14 May

Primary School children from across the Royal Borough have once again been battling to become 'Mathemagician' champions in the annual Rotary Club challenge. The competition was organised by
Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club, in conjunction with Leading Maths Teachers from White Waltham Academy, with additional funding from the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust and RBWM.

Year 4 pupils from 20 schools took part in the quick-fire event which was held at the Holiday Inn, Maidenhead on Monday 14 May.  Each team of 3 had to solve a series of mathematical problems as quickly as possible and race to get their answers to the judges.

Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Councillor John Lenton, and his wife Mayoress Margaret Lenton flanked by Rotary President Brian McGinley presented prizes to the winning teams. Gold medallists were All Saints CoE Junior School team who were awarded a shield, £100 top prize for the school, and £20 book vouchers for each winning team member. St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary School came second, with Holy Trinity CoE Primary School in third place, winning prizes respectively of £100 and £75 for their schools and £15 and £10 for their pupils.

YashPaul Anderson from the Rotary club, said: "We have yet again been overwhelmed by the interest there has been in this competition. The children rose to the challenge and it was a really exciting event with a big buzz and a very close finish.”. He added that plans are already in hand for a similar challenge for Year 2 pupils on 2 July, before repeating these again next year.

Photographs by kind permission of Lucy Badham of Lucy Badham Photography

Helal Stephan

Rotary Club of Maidenhead Thames