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Maths prize for former Knowsley students

by Comms Team

Three Knowsley students at Cronton Sixth Form have joined a host of successful budding mathematicians to compete in the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) national competition.

This year, 47 students from Cronton took part in the challenging competition, with students using their skills and knowledge to tackle the problem-solving questions.

Patrick Schofield, previously from St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy in Whiston, and Reece Johnson, from The Prescot School, were awarded a silver, and Stephen Dooley, also from St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy, achieved a bronze award.

The talented students enhanced their chances of success by joining the popular Cronton enrichment programme ‘Cronton Mathletics’. The programme encourages students to further develop their Maths skills to assist with the UKMT competition, along with university entrance exams including the Maths Admissions Test (MAT), BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT).

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said:

“I’m delighted to hear about the successes of some of our former secondary school pupils who have gone on to achieve even greater success. To achieve such high accolades in this national competition is truly inspiring. Well done to Patrick, Reece and Stephen.”