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Princethorpe Pupils Rise To The Junior Mathematics Challenge

19 May

Ten pupils have been awarded Gold in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge and two have qualified for the follow on Kangaroo Challenge. There were plenty of Silver and Bronze certificate winners too. 

Back in April, pupils from Princethorpe College took part in the 2023 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 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 pupils, Jay Patil and Tara Rodgers who were awarded a Gold certificate, and took the joint award for best performing pupils in school, and to Year 7 pupils, Dillon Horan and Charles Packe, who were awarded a Gold certificate, and took the award for best performing pupils in Year 7. Gold certificates were also awarded to Year 8 pupils Woody Osborn, Noah Cowlishaw, Theo Read-Jones, Thomas Zanyi and Jessie Murphy and to Year 7 pupils George Knott. Jay Patil and Tara Rodgers performed so well that have also qualified for the follow-on round, the Junior Kangaroo Challenge.

Silver certificates were awarded to: Isaac Frith, Erik Windham, Ayla Plumb, James Sinclair, Katherine Lee, Oscar Rexton-Watts, Elena Raiseborough, Callum Chadwick, Jo Sheeran, William Sutton, Dami Ajagunna, Noah Walker, Eve Tilley, Ellie Maffey, Jasper Nicholls, Teni Okusanya, Bohdan Nicholl, Charlotte Gower, Victor Ball, Jake Mainwaring and Jack Phillips-Gore.

Bronze certificate: Noah Thompson, Millie Lammas, Tyler Moreton, Drew Ovens Gibbs, Chloe Sarkies, Andrei Bodorin, Jacob George, Louis Reynolds, Reuben Allen, Teddy James, Jake Swords, Ollie Hawkins, Emily Beadle, Isaac Fowle, Sachin Gupta, Victoria Benbow, Georgina Sowter, Stephanie Bolton, Henry Spicer, Ali Maddams, Noah Dando, John Owen, Freddie Stephenson, Veer Chayra, Jack McKay, Lucas Ross, Edward Hunt, Dax Frost and Arthur Reid.

Well done all and many thanks to all the pupils who took part, we hope you enjoyed the challenge.

Tagged  2022-2023  Academic