Maths Olympiad success

November 29, 2017

A talented young mathematician is celebrating after being among the prize-winners in the prestigious national Mathematical Olympiad for Girls.

Burgess Hill Girls’s Selina Wang (pictured), aged 15, was among over 1,700 girls who took part in this year’s competition, which is run by the UK Mathematics Trust.

She was awarded a Certificate of Distinction, and as one of the contestants who scored above 40 out of the 50 marks available, she also received a book prize.

And as one of the competition’s high-scorers, Selina will be invited to take part in Olympiad competitions later in the year. She will also be in the running for selection to represent the UK in the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad or the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Burgess Hill Girls School Head Liz Laybourn said: ‘This is a fantastic achievement by Selina, who is still in Year 11 although the Olympiad is open to girls up to Year 13. With so much nonsense still talked about maths “not being a subject for girls”, the Olympiad is doing a great job in nurturing young female mathematicians.’