The 2023 Enterprising Maths in Scotland final supported by the IFoA Foundation, the charity of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries took place on Tuesday, 28th November in the exciting and modern surroundings of The Glasgow Science Centre. 208 Third and Fourth Year pupils in 52 teams from all across Scotland competed throughout the day in four varied and challenging rounds for the prestigious title of EMiS champions 2023.
The day began with the Team Round as contestants were faced with twelve tricky problem-solving style questions themed around Bonfire Night. Congratulations go to Grange Academy for winning the special prize for the Team Round.
Round Two was a Practical Round where teams raced to build and answer questions on an Archimedean solid. Top marks to Gryffe High School for their performance in Round Two.
After lunch teams tackled the Stations Round where they worked against the clock on six fiendishly difficult challenges which required teamwork, logical thinking and perseverance in order to succeed. Well done to George Heriots who took the special prize following their outstanding performance in this round.
Pupils were then given some time to explore the treasures of the Science Centre during a well earned break.
After a break, teams reconvened for the Relay Round, an action packed end to the day that saw Williamwood High School emerge as round winners.
The scores across all four events were compiled and our congratulations go to Fettes College who finished in 3rd place overall.
Congratulations also to the High School of Glasgow who finished a close 2nd.
This year the EMiS silver salver for 1st place went to the well deserving team from Boroughmuir High School who were also crowned EMiS 2023 champions!
EMiS would like to thank The Science Centre for hosting the event, and an extra big ‘thank you’ to The IFoA Foundation whose generous funding made the whole event possible.
EMiS team for 2023:
James Burns, Robert Burns Academy
Luke Ito, Park Mains High School
Ryan McAree, Loudres Secondary School
Chris Smith, Grange Academy
Peter Todd, Brechin High School