Talented Millfield Year 11 pupil Yuhka Machino has achieved one of only four places to represent the UK team in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad.
Fifteen year old Yuhka, who also attended Millfield Prep, achieved one of the highest scores in the country in round two of the British Mathematical Olympiad, an exam which is taken by a small number of pupils from across the UK. The three and a half hour paper contains four problems, based on mathematical principles including Euclidean geometry, algebra and combinatorics.
Millfield’s Assitant Head (Teaching and Learning), Dr Ceri Fiddes, said, “This is an incredible achievement for Yuhka, who is not only a talented mathematician, but also an extremely mature young woman. It is delightful to see pupils like Yuhka enjoying Mathematics, and inspiring others to pursue academic challenges like the British Mathematical Olympiad. Everyone at Millfield cannot wait to see Yuhka represent the UK in such a prestigious competition.”
The 8th European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, 7–13 April.