Stevenage schoolchildren win haul of awards in national maths challenge

PUBLISHED: 08:30 29 June 2019

Sonny Tyrer, Julia Stankowaik and Ishaan Singh all won awards in the Junior Mathematical Challenge. Picture: Jason Martin.

Sonny Tyrer, Julia Stankowaik and Ishaan Singh all won awards in the Junior Mathematical Challenge. Picture: Jason Martin.

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A Stevenage school pupil has achieved gold in a national maths challenge, securing a place in an elite competition with his high score.

Ishaan Singh, who attends Broom Barns Primary School, won gold in the annual Junior Mathematical Challenge - a competition run by the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds and aimed at stimulating problem solving.

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Julia Stankowaik and Sonny Tyrer, who are also Broom Barns pupils, won silver and bronze awards respectively.

The junior challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 8 or below and more than 300,000 children take part each year.

Ishaan, who also received a certificate for Best in School, is one of 8,000 top performers invited to enter the more challenging Junior Kangeroo maths competition.

Headteacher Jayne Currant said: "We are incredibly proud of our children and their achievements."

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