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Ranby House School pupils recognised as two of the ‘best young mathematicians in the UK’

We're pleased to say that two of our Year 6 pupils have been recognised for their mathematical talents after entering a nationwide Primary Schools competition.

Luca Barrett and Christopher Wilson have been presented with a Bronze award by The Mathematical Association in this year’s Primary Mathematics Challenge (PMC). The prestigious honour demonstrates their achievements as two of the best young mathematicians in the UK.

The first stage of the challenge took place in November 2019 when the pupils competed alongside 66,500 children across the country. Successfully answering a variety of multiple-choice mathematics problems, 11-year-olds Christopher and Luca joined the highest scorers who were invited to take part in the PMC Bonus Round in February 2020.

Luca and Christopher rose to the challenge and were one of 710 pupils across the country to win a Bronze award in the Bonus Round.


Speaking of the success, the boys’ Maths Teacher Elena Bezoari said: “We are all extremely proud that Luca and Christopher have won bronze awards, it is such an achievement to receive recognition for mathematical ability on a national scale. Our children really enjoyed taking part in the Challenge and most importantly, it shows them that maths can be fun.”

Katherine Milner, Chair of the Primary Mathematics Challenge committee, on behalf of the Mathematical Association added: “We would like to offer our congratulations to Luca and Christopher and all of the pupils that participated. We received a large number of entries which reflects a real appetite for solving maths problems and puzzles. Feedback referred to how interesting, entertaining, relevant and imaginative the questions were. Other comments mentioned how excited and ‘buzzing’ the children were following the challenge with many conversations about particular questions spilling over into the playground and classroom. One question that seemed to have this effect was that regarding the heights of different penguins!”

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