Watson's Win Online Maths Battle

Watson's Win Online Maths Battle

Published on 10 November 2008

Pupils participating in the Maths ChallengeMr Dave Phillips, UK Director of Mathletics, recently visited us to present a host of awards won by the Junior School in the inaugural, online Mathematical Challenge involving over 200 Scottish schools.

George Watson's College finished in first place with a whopping 1,168,000 points, with Grangemouth High School snapping at their heels. It was a very close race between the two schools and earlier in the week Grangemouth High were the school in front, but Watson’s held on and just managed to take the lead at the end.

The highest scoring pupil in Scotland was GWC’s Matthew Henderson who came top with an eye popping 38,000 points! Hamish Lindsay, also from Watson’s, came third overall. Mr Iain Smith’s P7K class took third spot in the ‘Top Class’ section with a dazzling 182,210.

There was a massive buzz around the School during the competition and P7 pupil, Peter Smith remarked that he “never knew maths could be so much fun!” Alexander Reid (also in P7) commented, “Four days passed so quickly. I can't wait until World Maths Day in March 2009 when we take on the world.”