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Pupil from Bronte School in Gravesend ranked 4th globally in World Maths Day Challenge


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A Year 6 class has come first in the country and third in the world in a maths challenge.

But one pupil, Ore Oni, from the Bronte School in Gravesend, has been ranked fourth globally and second in England for his mathematical prowess.

The school's Year 6 class ranked first in the country and third in the world. Picture: Bronte School
The school's Year 6 class ranked first in the country and third in the world. Picture: Bronte School

The 10-year-old and his fellow pupils beat nearly 1.9 million competitors from 150 schools worldwide as part of the annual Mathletics Challenge - a global event which sees schools go head-to-head in maths quizzes to mark World Maths Day on May 5.

Pupils took part in 20 rounds of number-based questions before having to answer as many sums as possible in 60 seconds.

Head of the school Emma Wood said: "Ore was very proud and happy to receive the accolade of being ranked second in the country and fourth in the world as an individual player."

Ore, who is also the school's Head Boy, has been crowned Bronte School's annual times tables champion since he was in Year 4.

Head teacher Emma Wood. Picture: Bronte School
Head teacher Emma Wood. Picture: Bronte School

"He will be missed at the end of the year as he moves on to Dartford Grammar School for Boys, having received outstanding scores in his Kent 11+ Test," added Emma.

"He has been an outstanding pupil throughout his time at Bronte School, and we are incredibly proud of all he has achieved individually.

"The success of the whole class in this worldwide competition shows the very high level of teaching at Bronte and how hard our pupils work.

"As well as being placed first in the country as a Year 6 class, three other students in Year 6 were placed in the top 100 across the whole of the UK.

"Tristan came 31st, Aaron came 34th and Shraddha placed 66th. I am very proud of them all."

Ore Oni, 10. Picture: Bronte School
Ore Oni, 10. Picture: Bronte School

Ore will be put through to the Champions Challenge in three weeks time to go head to head with other world class mathematicians.

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