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26 gain accolades from nationwide Maths Challenge
22nd February 2018

A large number of talented mathematicians at Rydal Penrhos achieved success in a nationwide competition.

Twenty-six pupils from the school gained certificates from the United Kingdom Maths Trust’s Intermediate Challenge, which they sat earlier this year.

Leading the way Year 11 pupil Ioan Peake-Jones, who secured a place in the Pink Kangaroo, a Gold Award, Best in Year and Best in School thanks to a fantastic score of 96.

Also claiming a place in the Kangaroo stage were Abhishek Bathula, Rune Jeremie, Vanessa Ma, Ed Patrick and Alicia Zhou, while Prompt Utenpattanun was the other successful pupil to achieve a Gold certificate.

A host of pupils managed to attain a Silver for their efforts, with Matthias Fiorita, Bijou Rajagopal, Eddie Farrell, Holly Battersby, Tallulah Batley, Kevin Farrell, Richard Wolfendale, Cerys Cuddihy, Morgan Kendall, Sydney Johnson and Damisola Animashaun all achieving this feat.

Rounding off the triumphs were Arend Franssens, William Stewart, Jiahe Yue, Adrian Lewis, Harry Grocott, Eleanor Osbourne, Rebecca Mann and Jonathan Wiesmann, who all obtained Bronze certificates from the challenge.

Rydal Penrhos has enjoyed a rich history of success in the challenge at Senior, Intermediate and Junior level in recent years, with Head of Mathematics Rhian Williams and her dedicated team providing exceptional support and helpful advice to the group in the lead-up to the event.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “This is another marvellous set of results from our Maths department, which is a testament to the hard work being put in by both pupils and staff throughout what has been another exceptional academic year.”

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