Lochaber High pupils counting maths success

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Pupils at Lochaber High School achieved four silver and three bronze awards in this year’s UK Maths Trust Junior Challenge.

More than 270,000 pupils from across the UK sat the Junior Maths Challenge with roughly the top six per cent receiving a gold certificate, the next 13 per cent silver and the next 21 per cent bronze.

Josie Ball (old S1) and Josef Kocjan-Briggs (old S2) were the joint winners of the Lochaber Housing Association trophy for best in school.

Both received silver certificates as well as a certificate for best in their year and best in the school. Continued thanks and appreciation to Lochaber Housing for sponsoring the trophy and awarding both winners prize money of £50.

A sample question from this year’s junior challenge:

On Aoife’s 16th birthday, Buster was three times her age. On Aoife’s 21st birthday, how old was Buster?

A) 32 B) 48 C) 53 D) 63 E) 64