FOUR Malpas pupils showed studying hard adds up to success in a maths challenge regional final in Birkenhead.

Bishop Heber High School students Alfie Stanford, Jessica Graham, Felix Morriss and Ciaran O’Shea finished in fifth place out of 19 participating schools.

They received maths equipment and certificates.

Ciaran also did well in a recent maths challenge.

His score was so good that he has been invited to take part in the next round, which is aimed at challenging the best mathematicians in the country.