PUPILS from a Romsey school put their maths skills when they competed in a national final last week.

Four Year 7 and 8 children from Stroud School, Highwood Lane, battled it out in the Explore Learning Mathematics National Final, which was for the five top teams in the country.

Schools across the UK were invited to enter a team of four pupils who had the opportunity to tackle a "never-seen-before mathematical problem", according to a spokesperson from the school.

To win their place at the final, held at the National History Museum in London, the team scored 32/35 and found all 15 solutions in the Round 1 task.

Head of maths at Stroud, Miss Edmondson, said: "This was an amazing achievement. Not only did they win their heat, they came in the top five in the country – no small feat.

"We are immensely proud of them and their achievements.

"Our Junior team which consisted of pupils from Years 5 and 6, also entered the primary competition and did incredibly well, finding 13/15 possible solutions.

"Here at Stroud we thoroughly enjoy maths and strive to create a positive, interesting and fun learning environment which allows pupils of all abilities to thrive.”

The event took place on Wednesday, 5 February.