Uniting the World in Numbers!! About one hundred and thirty of students in Years 7 to 9 took part in the World Maths Day challenge where together they correctly answered over 18 000 Mental Arithmetic questions out of just over two hundred and ninety-two million questions answered worldwide. All students who participated in the challenge received World Maths Day specially engraved certificates. Astorâ€™s best student award went to Joe Lund who correctly answered a total of 1 500 questions in twenty four hours. Joe also had the highest number of questions answered correctly during a 1 minute challenge with a record 50 questions! Overall class results went to Mrs Goodwinâ€™s Year 7 class who successfully answered nearly 11 000 questions on their own. We hope that many more students will take part in the World Maths Day activities next year. Well done everyone who helped to unite Astor with the rest of the world in numbers!
WORLD LITERACY DAY CELEBRATIONS STAR PUPILS, Antonia Reed and Luke Clark shone brighter than the rest last Tuesday when they came first and second in the World Literacy Day competition. The year 8 English students competed with pupils from all over the world by answering as many literacy questions as they could in one minute. The excitement was obvious as the Astor pupils taking part in the competition realised that not only were they competing with each other on the WORLD EDUCATION GAMES website , but with people from as far flung as Japan! Antonia and Luke earned official certificates and a large bar of chocolate too. Well done to all those who took part and good luck next year. Mrs Hall.