Avon Valley students receive certificates from UK Maths Trust

Fifteen students from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have received certificates following their participation in a national Maths Challenge.

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. Last academic year over 600,000 pupils from 4,000 schools took part in the three individual challenges, which are the UK's biggest national maths competitions.

The keen number crunchers from The Avon Valley School were all entered into the intermediate challenge which is aimed at students in Year 9 to Year 11. In total fifteen students were awarded certificates following their involvement in the competition. The school’s bumper certificate haul included lots of silver awards and one gold which was received by Year 10 student Jamie Saunders who also progresses through to the next round of the competition.

Debbie Tyas, Faculty Leader for Maths commented “We have lots of able mathematicians in the school and this competition is a wonderful way for them to showcase their ability. The questions are not easy and receiving a certificate should be considered a real honour.”

Headteacher, Alison Davies, said “As a maths teacher myself I can really appreciated how complex some of these questions are. I would imagine many adults would struggle to answer them. I am proud that these students have received their certificates and I am grateful to the maths faculty for giving the students the opportunity to compete.”

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