THE SUM of students’ efforts at a Rugby secondary school have added up to success in a national Maths Challenge.
Talented mathematics students from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have recently been presented with certificates following their participation in the challenge, run by the UK Mathematics Trust.
The students entered into the Intermediate Maths Challenge, a 60-minute test which encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.
Over 120 students from the school took part, with Year 10 student Ola Krajewska receiving a gold certificate – while Emelia Awang, Abdul-Hadi Baig, Nataniel Ulanicki, Connie Wallis, Charlotte Amer, Ruo Lin, Lily Melia, Eleanor Warren and Maciej Wisniewski won silver awards, and a further 19 students received bronze certificates.
Maths teacher Esther Quarmyne, who organised the challenge at Avon Valley, said: “We were very pleased to receive 29 certificates and we’re really proud of all the students who took part in the challenge.”
Headteacher Alison Davies added: “Once again it is good to see so many of our students getting involved in this opportunity. I am proud of everyone who took part and I am delighted to see so many students receiving a certificate.”
Each year the UK Mathematics Trust, a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics, run a junior, intermediate and senior maths challenge for students across the United Kingdom. The challenge is entered by around 700,000 pupils each year and is the UK’s biggest national maths competitions.