The senior maths team from The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL), which comprises of Vandan Parmar and Trina Seal of U6 with Ashwin Venkatesh and Marcus Roberts both of L6, came first in the poster competition for the second year in a row at the United Kingdom Mathematical Trust (UKMT) Senior Maths Challenge final held at the Camden Centre, London.
This year the theme was ‘Ruled Surfaces’, which they had to represent in a poster form, as well as answer mathematical questions on the theme.
All this required a very high level of mathematical understanding. The team also came 11th in the rely section of the challenge.
This is the school’s highest ever placement. The competition tests mathematical, communication and teamwork skills.
Orla Fitzsimons, head of the faculty of mathematics at GSAL, said: “We are very proud of the team, not least because they have been incredibly self-motivated and given up a significant amount of their time preparing for both the regional and national rounds on the way.
“We have improved our performance in the highly prestigious competition year on year – going from 33rd to 28th to 18th, and now to 11th.”