Twelve brainiac school students maanged to reached the final of a prestigious national maths tournament.

Pupils from Years 4 to 8 from Chigwell School on High Road, defeated around 9,000 participants from 150 schools from across the country in the Pangea Mathematics Competition final on Saturday, May 4.

The renowned event is open to students from Years 4 to 10 and is held in 21 European countries with the transnational message of “mathematics connects”.

A digital competition where youngsters must answer a set of intense online exams, participants for Chigwell School passed the national finals held at Middlesex University.

Chigwell School Maths teacher, Mr Keith Ennis, said: “Faced with some incredibly tricky questions, their enthusiasm and determination was a delight to see and amidst all the collected brainpower.

“Justina picked up a spot prize for the fastest in the room to solve a problem presented by CBBC's Mr Numbervator.”