Georgina (U5) received a double batch of great news this week. She achieved an exceptional score of 50 in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad. This placed her 54th in the country and as a result she has been awarded the prestigious Hamilton Medal for Mathematics (the second year in a row she has won an Olympiad Medal).
In addition to this, and based on sustained high performance over several years, she has been invited to attend the National Mathematics Summer School. The Summer School is organised by the UK Mathematics Trust and gives an opportunity for high-achieving young mathematicians to experience working on intriguing and stimulating mathematics in the company of like-minded individuals. There will be about 42 students from Years 10 and 11 attending the summer school for the first time, along with 6 slightly older students who recently attended the summer school and who are there to mentor younger students as well as working on their own mathematics. The week long event will be led by James Gazet supported by a group of volunteer staff, including school teachers, academic mathematicians and university students, who gather to share their enthusiasm for mathematics.
The programme will include mathematical ideas building on those the students have met at school, as well as completely new topics. The aim is to give students a taste of the breadth and depth of mathematics. They will have lots of opportunity to work on problems and to collaborate with other students, but there is also time in the schedule for other activities too: there will be an evening outing and a Mathemusical Extravaganza in which the summer school participants provide the entertainment.