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Host of Mathematicians achieve success in UKMT Junior Challenge

Host of Mathematicians achieve success in UKMT Junior Challenge

Junior Maths Challenge award winners at Rydal Penrhos

A group of talented mathematicians at Rydal Penrhos claimed a haul of certificates from a nationwide initiative.

No fewer than 11 pupils came away with Gold, Silver or Bronze certificates from a Junior Challenge which is run by the UK Mathematics Trust.

Year 8 sensation Juan Rajagopal followed up his success in the Intermediate Challenge with Gold accolade, which also saw him awarded the Best in School, Best in Year 8 and qualification to the Junior Mathematical Olympiad later this year after managing to obtain an astonishing score of 127.

Also earning a Gold for his efforts was Arthur Hind, who scored an impressive 81 during the test.

There was further cause for celebration in the form of Rebecca Mann, who secured a Silver certificate thanks to her mark of 69, while Shruthi Ganapathi, Emily Penwright, Rhys Seenan, Alys Peake-Jones, Noah Langford, Dominic Vos and James Copeland

Another to gain a Bronze certificate was Prep School pupil Zac Roberts, who defied his age to gain a 52 mark.

Head of Maths Peter Richmond, said: “I am delighted to say that in the recent UKMT Junior Mathematical Challenge, pupils from across Years 6, 7 and 8 continued to emulate the successes of their older peers from the Senior and Intermediate Mathematical Challenges earlier in the academic year.

“While all pupils can be enormously proud of their efforts, Zac’s is a great achievement for someone in Year 6, competing in a competition aimed primarily at pupils in Years 7 and 8.”


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