Schoolchildren have been named runners up in a national mathematicians competition.

The schoolchildren from Fair Field Junior School, in Radlett, took part in the National Young Mathematicians Awards which had three rounds and saw 500 schools take part across the UK.

The team: Sitrani Tanna, Olivia Harris, Benjamin Lim and Sammy Street all went to the University of Cambridge to take part in the final.

Sarah Cavalier from Fair Field Junior School said: “We are so proud of the Fair Field Junior School maths teams for making it through to the final at the University of Cambridge.

“Throughout each stage of competition, all of the children have worked well as a team and have approached each challenge with confidence and enthusiasm.”

The event is organised by the tuition provider, Explore Learning and the NRICH Project at the university.

Explore Learning provides tuition to children ages five to fourteen with courses aligned with the national curriculum.

The aim is to stretch and inspire the minds of the country’s brightest students, allowing them to access their full potential.

Head of curriculum at Explore Learning, Charlotte Gater said: “The level of talent this competition produces seems to grow every year, and this year was no exception.

“All of the finalists should feel extremely proud of what they have managed to achieve.

“It was a fantastic day and the final and the results were extremely close.”

The winning school was Bilton Junior School in Rugby, while the other finalists were St Peter’s C of E School from Colchester, Greswold Primary School from Shirley and Robert Gordon’s College from Aberdeen.