The Year 9 team from Richmond Park Academy have won the London-wide Count on Us Secondary challenge organised by the Mayor’s Fund for London and the Jack Petchey Foundation. The five-student team of Elizabeth Pass, Farah Shaheen, Jamin Chi Wai Kwong, Omed Amiri and Venla Mantyla were convincing winners, beating ten teams in their heat and twelve more in the final at City Hall in central London.
Their teacher, Mr Ahmed said, “They have been truly brilliant mathematicians and I am incredibly proud of them. They were the only team to secure the most available points in the last round which is a real testament to how good they are.”
Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive of the Mayor’s Fund for London said, “It was a delight to see so many young mathematicians engaging in the Count on Us Maths Challenge and competing against their peers from across the capital. We were very impressed with the level of mathematical ability, problem-solving and teamwork skills demonstrated by all our Year 7, 8 and 9 competitors. Pupils and teachers had evidently invested a considerable amount of hard work in their schools to prepare and we’re confident that these skills will benefit them not only in school going forward but also in daily life and the wider world of work.”