Recently a team of dedicated and talented young mathematicians took their enthusiasm on the road to participate in the Regional Heat of the Senior Mathematics Team Challenge.
Having enjoyed great success in the Individual Competition last month the quartet – Emily Jones, Nathan Hewitson, Tom Haigh and David Baxter – put their collective experience together to contest the team version of the annual event ran by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust.

Flying through the first two rounds – the group event and the cross number – with excellent scores the team were on course to enjoy the Academy’s highest ever finish at the event before eventually being awarded a very respectable top-ten finish after the conclusion of a fiendish Relay.

Aided by the Further Mathematics Support Programme, who have provided our Academy with wonderful resources and enrichment opportunities, our students possessed the skills and experience necessary to compete with some of the sharpest mathematical minds in the region, meaning that they were very pleased with their performance.

There are many other upcoming events for other members of the Academy to test their mathematical mettle against the elite from other schools as well as enrich their knowledge, so please check the calendar for dates and details.

Photographs are courtesy of the Further Mathematics Support Programme.