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UK Maths Challenge

John Hanson are celebrating another excellent performance in the annual UK Junior Maths Challenge (UKMC), a national competition organised by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT). Overall the gifted Year 7 and 8 mathematicians achieved five Golds, eleven Silver and eleven Bronze awards, with Year 8 Ed Barnett and Year 7 Prince Munday qualifying for the Junior Kangaroo which only 2.6% of the 300,000 entries are invited to participate in.

Commenting on the result Mrs James, mathematics faculty said: “We are really pleased with this year’s performance, particularly the number of students achieving awards. Especially as again we have students who have progressed to the Junior Kangaroo.”

The Junior Challenge is the UK’s most popular mathematics competition with over 300 000 students taking part each year. It is aimed at students in Year 7 and 8 from across the UK with only the top-scoring 40% of participants awarded bronze, silver and gold certificates. The challenge is a stimulating and intriguing set of multiple choice questions which are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of students. The UKMT’s aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics.

Gold Awards

Year 8: Ed Barnett, Max Cleary

Year 7: Prince Mundy, Ruby Sloan, Tyler Noakes-Hewlett


Silver Awards

Year 8: Jessie Arrow-Smith, Jasmine Matthews, Felipe DelValleCadavid, Megan Olding

Year 7: Michael Buckett, Bethany Uren, Scarlett Law, Lewis Broe, Riley Davies, Louis Harvey, Margaret Carroll


Bronze Awards

Year 8: Lucy Noble, Nathan McGlone, Damon Alexander, Ashley Kingswell

Year 7: Charlie Smith, William Taylor, Mason Beech, Harry Tudor-Thomas, Fynn Coulson, Macauley Cook, Kira Thompson