Grade 5 pupils get BRICS maths certificates

Mitchells Plain Primary School grade 5 pupils ecstatic for getting their certificates with their mentor and former Grade 4 maths teacher, Florence Gamanie.

A group of Grade 5 pupils at Mitchell’s Plain Primary School took part in an online BRICS maths competition and were awarded certificates for their participation on Friday January 24.

The ceremony, held at their school, was attended by Western Cape Education Department officials, said their mentor and former Grade 4 maths teacher, Florence Gamanie.

They had a trial session where they could rehearse different questions and a final session that would determine their mark.

The competition took place last year for Grade 4 pupils and Ms Gamanie said they had worked hard and diligently.

Jenna Leukes, 10, said she had enjoyed taking part in the competition, parts of which had been difficult, and others easier.

“I enjoyed the session in both rounds, it was fun and exciting,” she said.

The competition took place from Wednesday November 13, last year until Friday December 13.

Another participant, Sasha-Lee Steyn, 10, said she loves maths and that the online test had challenged her to do her very best.