Schools’ successes span the curriculum

RATTLESDEN: End of year show
Rattlesden Primary School, School Road, Rattlesden
Picture Mark Westley ANL-160629-175026009
RATTLESDEN: End of year show Rattlesden Primary School, School Road, Rattlesden Picture Mark Westley ANL-160629-175026009
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From mathematic marvels to budding comedic performers, West Suffolk pupils are proving top of the class in many aspects of the curriculum.

In St James Middle School’s final term, young numerical whizzes performed better than ever before in this year’s UKMT Junior Maths Challenge - scooping seven gold certificates, 19 silver and 15 bronze.

St Benedict's Catholic School pupils planting flowers with the residents of St Peter's House care home ANL-160628-064423009

St Benedict's Catholic School pupils planting flowers with the residents of St Peter's House care home ANL-160628-064423009

Top students Rose Bainbridge, Aru Sinhu, Haadi Shah and Joseph Ayling were invited to sit further maths papers.

At Rattlesden Primary, Years 5 and 6 flexed their comedy muscles in end of year show ‘Boyface and the Uncertain Ponies’ - based on a series of books by Suffolk writer James Campbell.

He wrote the play especially for Rattlesden pupils after holding a writing workshop for them earlier in the year.

Physicists from King Edward VI School, in Bury, triumphed in the Institute of Physics ‘Super Physics’ contest.

King Edward VI physics team Nicole Mulholland, Laura Howell, James Gilbert and Thomas Booth ANL-160107-160707001

King Edward VI physics team Nicole Mulholland, Laura Howell, James Gilbert and Thomas Booth ANL-160107-160707001

Hosted at King Edward VI, 20 schools competed in experiments and problem solving.

Meanwhile, St Benedict’s Catholic School pupils planted flowers with residents at St Peter’s House care home in an enrichment week of community minded activities.

Pupils at St James CEVA Middle School, in the last term of the school, have performed better than ever before in the Junior Maths Challenge. ANL-160628-064316009

Pupils at St James CEVA Middle School, in the last term of the school, have performed better than ever before in the Junior Maths Challenge. ANL-160628-064316009