Princethorpe Pupils Rise To The Junior Mathematics Challenge
Pupils from Princethorpe College took part in the 2022 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 pupils in Year 7 and Year 8 and Princethorpe selected 84 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 pupil, Daniel Ovens Gibbs who was awarded a Gold certificate, and took the award for best performing pupil in school, and to Year 7, Noah Cowlishaw, who was awarded a Gold certificate, and took the award for best performing pupil in Year 7. Gold certificates were awarded to Year 8s Oliver Baker, Jorja Parris and Kathryn Flegg and to Year 7s Tara Rodgers, Jasper Nicholls and Woody Osborn. Daniel Ovens Gibbs, Oliver Baker and Noah Cowlishaw performed so well that have also qualified for the follow-on round, the Junior Kangaroo Challenge.
Well done also to the 24 Silver and 38 Bronze certificate winners. Well done to all and many thanks to all the pupils who took part, we hope you enjoyed the challenge.