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RPA carry all before them at the Count on Us Secondary Challenge!

posted 15 May 2017, 04:03 by Michele Colt
Richmond Park Academy took part in The Count on Us Secondary Challenge,  a London-wide maths challenge for the Mayor’s Fund for London in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation, on Friday 12 May and carried all before them. Not only did they win their heat against 5 other schools at Hammersmith Academy, they secured the best score out of 60 participating schools so far. They now move on to the semifinals in City Hall.

The Count on Us Secondary Challenge is an event for Year 8 and 9 pupils and features a combination of mental arithmetic and problem-solving tasks presenting a genuine challenge. Our successful team practised with maths teacher, Mr Chmielinski every Tuesday and Thursday for a month to reach this level. A delighted Mr Chmielinski said, “I am immensely proud of the 5 students that took part in this challenge. To get top marks out of 60 schools and reach the semi-finals of the competition is a fantastic achievement."

 Huge congratulations to Mr Chmielinski and the talented RPA team of Megan B, Grace A, Agnes E, Iwan C and Harshitha M.