It has been a hectic 4 weeks for Myton’s Maths in Motion team: Maks Nowak, Jayden Williams, Leo Woodbridge, James Payne, Jamie Thacker and James Holt, who have been working on a car to enter into the World Championships. This involves competing in races to try and get the fastest time possible within the school. The fastest car in Myton was then entered against the fastest cars around the country.
After this vigorous competition within Myton, Maks Nowak emerged as the fastest and it was his car that was entered as Myton’s representative in the World Championship qualifying races which took place on Wednesday 29 March against schools such as Tunbridge Wells Grammar, Darton College, Hanley Castle High, St Thomas More College, King Worcester, The Mountbatten College and many others from across the country.
Myton started very strongly in the race and after 15 laps had worked their way forward to take the lead, a position which they held for the next 8 laps. With the weather conditions changing, Myton dropped back to 4th during the 30th lap (out of 67) and stayed here for the remainder of the race until the last lap when a colossal battle between Myton and Tunbridge Wells began, with the two schools swapping 3rd and 4th places 6 times during the last lap. Finally Myton edged into 3rd as we crossed the line and onto the podium by 26 hundredths of a second.
Myton will now go forward to the semi-finals on 10th May. Well done to all involved!Click here to return to the current newsletter