Local kids score top 50 in world
THE Alstonville Reds have come second in Australia, and were in the top 50 in the world, in the maths category of the online World Education Games.
The Year 5 and 6 students from Alstonville Public School were only topped in Australia by a Year 8 team from Knox Grammar in Sydney.
More than five million students from 170 countries competed in the games for ages four to 18 and covering literacy, science and maths.
The Alstonville Reds competed in the 11-13 age division, although many of the students were aged 10.
They completed a series of 50 games, each lasting one minute.
For World Literacy Day, the Reds scored 10,115 points, placing them just outside the top 50 in the world, and second in Australia behind Knox Grammar.
Top scores for Alstonville were Finn Ball, Nikki Whitehead, Rosalie Bain, Micah Parson, Kairo Byrne and Sam Lucena.
For World Maths Day, the Reds were the top primary class in Australia. Top scorers were Lilyan Tyson, Finn Ball, Nikki Whitehead, Lachlan Rayner, Rosalie Bain, Torsten Mundt and Evie Lopes.
For World Science Day, the team scored well even though many of the students weren't able to complete all their games due to time constraints and availability of the computer lab.
But they were just outside the top 50 teams in the world.
Top scorers were Finn Ball, Rosalie Bain, Evie Lopes, Eve Holwell, Kairo Byrne and Nikki Whitehead.