Liam defies age to achieve Maths Challenge success
12th July 2018

A Preparatory School mathematician defied his age to claim success in a prestigious competition.

Liam Farrell, a Year 6 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, recently joined his Senior School counterparts to sit the Junior Maths Challenge, which is run annually by the UK Mathematics Trust.

The competition is normally reserved for those in Year 7 and 8, but such is the 11-year-old’s ability he was entered into the assessment by teaching staff, and the pupil performed exceptionally well to come away with Best in Prep School and a Bronze Award as a result of his outstanding performance.

He was one of 17 pupils to gain either a Gold, Silver or Bronze to carry on the incredible success that Rydal Penrhos has gained in the challenge throughout the academic year.

This is the latest in a long line of academic and co-curricular achievements for Liam, who has thrived in a wide range of different areas including Sailing and Music during his impressive time at the Prep School, and he will look to continue his exceptional progression at the start of the academic year in September when he makes the transition to Rydal Penrhos’ senior site.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “This is a remarkable achievement from Liam and one that he can be enormously proud of.

“To do so well in a competition aimed at Year 7 and 8 candidates is further demonstration of his academic prowess, and hopefully this will stand him good stead as he looks to make his mark on life at Senior School following the summer break.”

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