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Count on Us Mayor’s Fund Challenge

 

On Thursday 26th April, four pupils from Douay Martyrs took part in the Count on Us Mayor’s Fund Challenge at Hillingdon Academy: Angel Castellino (yr8), Akshayian Ganesharatnam (yr8), Chinemelum Favour (yr 8), John Mercado (yr9), Tenniyat Ikram (yr9).

The event involved teams from West London schools competing in various different Maths puzzles. All four students represented the school in an excellent manner, upholding Douay values of teamwork and dedication.

They fought hard, testing their wits against other teams in the Game of Hex, 24, Algebra Decoding and many more! This was the first year Douay has taken part in this event and, though we didn’t place this year, we are looking forward to returning with more experience next year.

For the Algebra Coding round, students had to decode a series of messages in a Caesar Shift Cipher. Here’s one for you to try!

Shift Key: 3x + 5 = 14

Message: ZHOO GRQH! BRX VKRXOG MRLQ WKH WHDP QHAW BHDU!

Miss R Jospeh - Maths Department