National maths competition equals success for Rugby's Avon Valley School pupils

More than 100 pupils took part

Year 8 pupils with their certificates.

Talented mathematicians from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have been presented with certificates for their participation in a national Maths Challenge.

Each year the UK Mathematics Trust, a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics, run a junior, intermediate and senior maths challenge for pupils across the UK.

Last academic more than 600,000 pupils from 4,000 schools took part in the three individual challenges, comprising the UK's biggest maths competitions.

Year 7 pupils with their certificates.

Pupils from The Avon Valley School were entered for the Junior Maths Challenge, which is a 60-minute, multiple-choice challenge sat in exam conditions.

It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.

More than 100 pupils from The Avon Valley School took part in the junior challenge - and of those who took part, seven students received a silver award and 19 students received a

bronze certificate.

Notable achievements include, Year 8 student Archie Twentyman who picked up a silver certificate and took the accolade of being ‘Best in School’ and ‘Best in Year’.

Another high achiever was Year 7 Garrick House student Lucy Hands, who was also awarded a silver certificate and was named ‘Best in Year’.

Maths teacher Esther Quarmyne, who organised the entrants at Avon Valley School, said: “I am really proud of all the students who took part and had a go at the competition.

"I was really pleased to learn that 26 of our students were awarded a certificate following their involvement.”

Headteacher Alison Davies said “Once again it is good to see so many of our students getting involved in this opportunity.

"I am proud of everyone who took part and I am delighted to see so many students receiving a certificate.”