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Rydal Penrhos maths stars make national final of prestigious competition
9th December 2015

A team of maths stars from a Colwyn Bay school have made it to the national final of a prestigious competition.

Rydal Penrhos pupils Kalina Tsaneva, Anjalina Mitra, Jack Sissons and James Sanders took the prize at the UKMT/FMSP Senior Maths Team Challenger Regional Heat, which was held at the school on Thursday, November 26.

This is the first time that a team from Rydal Penrhos has won the regional, and the foursome will now move on to the national finals, which will be held at Lindley Hall in London next February.

Deputy head Tim Cashell, said: “This is a marvellous achievement and one the school is very proud of.

“This is the first time that we have won the regional heat of the challenge and now preparations will begin for the national final, which promises to be a fantastic experience for the pupils.

“Everyone at Rydal Penrhos wishes them the best of luck in London and I am sure that they will do themselves and the school proud.”

The Senior Team Maths Challenge (STMC) is jointly organised by the UKMT and the Further Maths Support Programme.

The STMC is a competition testing mathematical, communication and teamwork skills, and pupils compete against teams from other schools and colleges from their region.

Despite having little time to prepare, the Rydal Penrhos team breezed through the challenge, and will test their brain power against some of the best young mathematicians in the country.

 

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