The following Y8 students have been taking part in the Year 8 Times Table Rockstar competition– Will Butterworth, Liam Padley and George Moon
All three students have been competing for the top of the leaderboard throughout the year, so we knew that they were in with a good chance of doing well in the competition. Will Butterworth made it through the qualifiers and into the quarterfinal – putting him amongst the top 16 students out of 150 who attended the event. Unfortunately, his score of 98 correct answers in a minute (just over 1.5 questions per second!!) wasn’t enough to make it to the next stage. The overall winner of the competition got 401 correct answers in three minutes which works out as more than two correct answers per second!
The event featured on BBC Breakfast and BBC Look North, and if you look closely at the photo below, you can see our 1 second of fame: