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Best in Wales award for UKMT Junior Maths Team Challenge quartet

Best in Wales award for UKMT Junior Maths Team Challenge quartet

Rydal Penrhos' UKMT Junior Team Challenge quartet

A group of talented mathematicians at Rydal Penrhos have achieved notable success in a national competition.

The team of Baptiste Mazars, Juan Rajagopal, Jerry Zhao and Alicia Zhou travelled to London to compete at the United Kingdom Maths Trust Team Challenge national final earlier this month.

Working well as a group, the foursome produced another memorable effort to come away with the Best in Wales crown after a highly competitive day of action.

Headmaster Simon Smith, said: “We are a school which prioritises learning and a love of that learning.

“These talented pupils and their maths teachers are to be congratulated for their efforts and the hard-work which goes into preparing for such events."

The Lindley Hall final featured a number of other qualifiers who had won their regional heat, something the Rydal Penrhos quartet achieved in fine style, where they finished above Ruthin School to make it through to the showcase.

It has been another standout year for the Maths department at Rydal Penrhos in all areas of the competition, with a number achieving gold certificates and Emily Li being invited on to the British Mathematical Olympiad squad.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, added: “To be crowned the Best in Wales just demonstrates the hard work that our four pupils have put in throughout the competition and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is thrilled for them.

“Our academic achievements during what has been another outstanding academic year have been nothing short of sensational and a testament to the commitment and dedication of our staff in implementing the school’s philosophy.”

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