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Clayesmore mathematicians of merit make the top 25% nationally

published in April 2017

We were thrilled to receive the news just before Easter that of our six students who qualified to enter the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust's Intermediate Challenge, three were awarded certificates of merit; Alfred and Guy from Year 9 in the Grey Kangaroo category, and Arthur from Year 11 in the Pink Kangaroo category. They are in the top 25% of those sitting the papers - 8,000 students across the UK last year - which is a remarkable achievement. The other three pupils, Oliver H. from Year 10, and Igor and Lana from Year 11, earned qualification certificates in the Pink Kangaroo.

The Kangaroo contest is organised annually by an independent association called Kangourou sans Frontières with the aim of promoting mathematics among young people around the world. Its strange-sounding name derives from the organisation having been inspired by the Australian Mathematics Trust. Grey Kangaroo is for Year 9 and below, and Pink Kangaroo is for Years 10 and 11. Each year over six million school pupils from more than 50 countries throughout the world take part at various levels.

Congratulations to these masterful mathematicians.