School hosts UK Maths Trust's Junior Team Challenge
27th March 2018

A host of schools from across the region descended on Rydal Penrhos for a regional mathematics competition.

The annual United Kingdom Maths Trust’s Junior Team Challenge took place at the school’s Sixth Form Ferguson Centre on Thursday, March 22, which featured numerous different rounds and a special relay to quiz to finish off proceedings.

The home team of Juan Rajagopal, Henry Battersby, Damisola Animashaun and Ethan Bytheway performed superbly throughout the competition, and narrowly missed out on a place in the national finals after finishing in a very creditable second place.

This is the latest in a long line of impressive performances in various UKMT competitions throughout the year, which has seen a large number of pupils gain certificates from Junior, Intermediate and Senior events, in addition to qualifying for British Mathematical Olympiads and the Kangaroo stages.

Rydal Penrhos’ senior team also won their regional heat and gave a good account of themselves at the national championships in London earlier this year.

The quartet had been working hard during the lead-up to the event on their problem solving skills with Head of Mathematics Rhian Williams and her dedicated staff, who have enjoyed another fantastic academic year of achievements across all year groups.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “We were delighted to host the Junior Team Challenge once again, and well done to all teams that took part in the event.

“It was also great to see our team finishing so high and they can be enormously proud of their achievements.”

Ruthin School were crowned winners of the event, with Moreton Hall placed third.

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