Bohunt Students Rise to the Challenge at Portsmouth University


Students from across Bohunt Education Trust, have had the unique opportunity to participate in an inter-school maths challenge event held at the University of Portsmouth.

The event, which aimed to stretch and challenge students to further develop their mathematical skills, was specially curated and designed by BET, in conjunction with Portsmouth University practitioners and the Advanced Maths Support Programme.

More than 60 Year 11 students across BET – from Priory School, The Petersfield School, Bohunt School Worthing and The Costello School – gathered as part of the event, to take on various maths challenges. Mainly geared towards developing exam technique, the activity day also incorporated the traditional Trust competition between each of the attending schools.

Throughout the day, students participated in a range of interactive workshops tackling angles, ratio and proportions, fractions and algebra, and the day ended with a “quiz” style question and answer round. The event also provided students with the opportunity to engage and share experiences with other Bohunt students, and importantly to gain a taste of life at University, helping to raise aspirations and broaden horizons.

The event was closely aligned with BET’s overarching commitment to ensure all students, regardless of background or starting point, have the opportunity to thrive and fulfil their potential. The Trust sets the highest expectations for all its students by championing an innovative approach to education which creates driven and ambitious “game changers”.


Neil Strowger, Chief Executive Officer, Bohunt Education Trust, said:

“We were delighted to hold our first inter-school maths challenge event at Portsmouth University today, which provided students with the opportunity to nurture, grow and expand their mathematical skillset. As a Trust, we pride ourselves on our long-standing and collaborative partnerships with education organisations and practitioners across the sector, so it was excellent to join together to create this pioneering event with the University and with the Advanced Maths Support Programme. We look forward to seeing the positive impact of today’s event on student outcomes.” 


Jo Baker, Subject Director for Maths at Bohunt Education Trust, commented:

 “The maths day was a huge success and we were thrilled to see so many of our students embracing the opportunities and challenges that were presented to them as part of it. The day aimed to provide an innovative and unique alternative to a traditional revision day by creating interactive and enjoyable maths sessions which engaged our students, broadened their skillsets and boosted their confidence.”