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25th Jun, 2022

Creative Rugby pupil combines maths and art to win national competition

A CREATIVE school student has combined maths and art to win a national competition.

Eleanor Warren, a Year 9 student from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College, has been named as one of the winners in the Year 8-9 category of the Desmos Maths Art Competition.

The competition – organised by charity Mathematics Education Innovation – challenged entrants to use mathematic graphing software Desmos to create a piece of art with the theme ‘The World Around Us’.

Eleanor impressed judges with her piece, entitled Save the Earth, which used mathematical equations and coordinates to depict a person struggling to hold the Earth back as it heads towards industrial chimneys.

The competition’s judges considered creativity and originality, the entrant’s use of the maths, and their interpretation of the theme. Eleanor was given a certificate and t-shirt, and her artwork will feature in the school’s newsletter.

Avon Valley Headteacher Alison Davies said: “It is lovely to see that a number of students entered the competition, putting their maths skills to good use, and I am really pleased to see that Eleanor was named as one of the competition’s winners.

“The piece of art created by Eleanor is very detailed and I hope she is proud of her achievement.”

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