For the first time, an Allenbourn Middle School pupil has been awarded a gold medal in the Primary Maths Challenge.
Thomas Coupe, a Year 6 pupil, is the recipient of one of only 50 Gold Medals awarded this year at the culmination of the 2014/2015 Primary Maths Challenge. Thomas’ journey started back in November 2014 when he and his classmates tackled the first round, answering 25 challenging maths questions. He and two others, Chloe White and Ben Turner, scored more than 21 out of a possible 25 marks to qualify for the bonus round of the Challenge.
In the bonus round, consisting of really hard questions, Thomas dropped only 1 mark out of 25, while Chloe and Ben just missed bronze medal winning scores.
Mr Martin Fitzgerald, Head of Maths at Allenbourn, said, “We are extremely proud of the many achievements of all of our pupils but this is exceptional. We have never had more than one pupil qualify for the bonus round before, so we are delighted to have three qualify this year. To then have Thomas achieve such an outstanding result is very special – I know how hard the questions are. I hope this will inspire many more to achieve as much as they can.”