Game adds up to big success

Picture shows (left to right) Sam Reid, Ella Neill, Ben Coote and Sara Reid with Chris Humphreys and Sarah Blakemore of Qube Games.
Picture shows (left to right) Sam Reid, Ella Neill, Ben Coote and Sara Reid with Chris Humphreys and Sarah Blakemore of Qube Games.

MATHS whizzkids at High Bentham Primary have tested out a new game which is set to be a must have stocking filler next Christmas.

The Year 5 pupils tried out Qbits, which has been devised by pupils from Casterton School.

The game is designed to develop pupils’ mathematical skills through tactical and strategic thinking, and incorporates all four mathematical operations – multiplication, division, subtraction and addition.

The game was unveiled at Birmingham’s NEC toy fair as part of a national schools competition.

And the interest it provoked from international companies prompted the pupils to set up their own business to manage production and distribution of the game worldwide.

Managing director Nadine Clokey, 18 and from Hest Bank, said: “We’ve been absolutely amazed at the amount of interest in Qbits. When we developed the game as part of a school competition we were confident we would do well in the contest but we had no idea that 12 months later we would be exhibiting it at an industry fair and in talks with major retailers about stocking it in time for Christmas.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (22-04-11) for full story.