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Princethorpe Pupils Rise To The Junior Mathematics Challenge

06 May

Princethorpe pupils took part in the Junior Maths Challenge that recognises the best mathematicians in the country.

Back in April, pupils from Princethorpe College took part in the 2024 UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Junior Challenge, a prestigious national problem-solving competition that recognises the best young mathematicians in the country. The Challenge involves answering multiple choice questions and is sat under normal school exam conditions. The papers are then sent away to be marked by UKMT and the best pupils in the country are awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold Certificates.

The competition is aimed at students in Year 7 and Year 8 and Princethorpe selected 92 able mathematicians to participate in this year’s Challenge. It is a demanding exercise designed to stretch and test pupils’ mathematical skills, so the College is delighted that this year, Princethorpe’s mathematicians achieved exceptional results.

Congratulations to Year 8 student, Erik Windham who was awarded a Gold certificate, and took the award for best performing pupil in school, and to Year 7 student, Evelyn Waterworth, who was awarded a Gold certificate, and took the award for best performing pupil in Year 7. Gold certificates were also awarded to Year 8s Isaac Frith, Bohdan Nicholl and Drew Ovens Gibbs and to Year 7 Ethan Simons who all performed so well that they have also qualified for the follow-on round, the Junior Kangaroo Challenge.

Well done to all who were awarded certificates (12 Gold, 20 Silver and 37 Bronze) and many thanks to all the pupils who took part. We hope you enjoyed the challenge.

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