Harpenden boy’s maths competition triumph

Max Northcott proudly wears his gold medal

Max Northcott proudly wears his gold medal - Credit: Archant

A BRAINY 10-year-old proved his maths skills were sum-thing else when he gained one of the highest scores in a national competition.

Max Northcott, from Roundwood Primary School in Harpenden, was recently awarded with a gold medal after answering nearly every question correctly in the final of the Primary Mathematics Challenge.

Back in November, the Year 6 pupil sailed through the qualifying round despite coming up against some of the country’s finest young mathematicians.

He then went on to compete again last month and managed to solve 24 out of 25 maths puzzles, which earned him a gold medal along with only 40 other students.

Gifted and Talented maths teacher Carmela Thornhill said: “We are delighted that Max has had his maths aptitude recognised with this gold medal because he has always shown such promise in this subject.

“He is such a hard working pupil and is the first student ever at Roundwood Primary to have achieved this success.”