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Ethan strikes gold as 17 secure UKMT Junior Challenge success
4th July 2018

A host of talented Mathematicians at Rydal Penrhos came away with awards from a high-profile national challenge.

Thirty-one Lower School pupils recently sat the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s Junior Challenge, which saw them solve a series of questions in the pursuit of success.

Leading the way was Year 8 pupil and academic scholar Ethan Bytheway, who produced a fantastic effort to come away with a Gold Award, in addition to Best in Year and Best in School accolades.

Further success came from Year 7 star Kosi Iwobi, who claimed a Silver Award and Beat in Year, with James Copeland, Zac Roberts, Dominic Vos and George Watkins also securing Silver as a result of their exceptional assessment.

Rounding off the achievements were Henry Battersby, Lily Davies, Oliver Davies, Emily Jones, Adam McGuigan, Sophie Madden, Gregor Perry, Thomas Richards, Caitriona Searl, Saul Sugarman and John Williams, who scooped Bronze Awards from the challenge.

It has been another superb academic year for Rydal Penrhos’ thriving maths department, which continues to go from strength-to-strength thanks to the superb commitment show by staff led by Rhian Williams.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “This was another very pleasing performance in a UKMT event, and well done to the group for continuing Rydal Penrhos’ rich history of success in the competition.

“Full credit also goes to Mrs Williams and her team for ensuring each candidate received the right preparation ahead of the challenge, something which ensured some eye-catching results.”

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