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Orford CEVA Primary School

Orford


CEVA Primary School

Congratulations to the MinM crew!

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to our Maths in Motion crew who found out yesterday they have qualified for the WORLD FINALS - three years running!

Yesterday, the maths in motion crew got to watch their heat of the semi-final competition. We started in a reasonably strong 8th position (out of 20) and soon made our way up to 6th, where we mostly stayed for the whole race.  It wasn't a particularly exciting one (no one blew up, or ran out of petrol - but that's a sign everyone had programmed their cars well!) until it got to the last 5 laps....

We had already been told that to secure a finals place we either had to finish in the top 3 (that was starting to look unlikely...) OR complete the race in under 1hr 37mins 50secs.

With 5 laps to go, the race was only on 1 hr 20 something... the finals were looking like a possiblity.....

4 laps to go, 1 hr 30....

3 laps to go 1 hr 33....

2 laps to go 1 hr 36... were we going to do it or not?

FINISH... 1 hr 38... or so we thought, when we checked the finishing grid, we'd come 6th in a time of 1hr 37mins and 46secs - everyone was jumping and screaming; Miss Cannon was nearly crying and Mrs Reeve had to come in the classroom because she was concerned about the noise!

Well done team - this is the third year we have qualified and we have written to the local paper, so keep eyes peeled. The finals are on Wednesday 19th June - we will keep you updated on arrangements - we'd like the whole school community to hopefully come and support this year!