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Strength to Strength for Star Maths Protégé

Maths star StamfordThe past year has seen Charlie Kidd (Y11) achieve a host of mathematical successes, which include achieving a merit in the IMOK Olympiad, winning the McKenzie Maths prize and being invited to a UKMT Summer School.

Following an outstanding performance in the Intermediate Mathematics Challenge in February, Charlie was invited to take part in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad – an invitation which is offered to around 500 of the highest scorers in each school year across the country. Charlie was awarded a merit for his performance in this challenge.

In March, Charlie received an invitation to a UK Mathematics Trust Summer Camp: an event to which only those who were in the top 1.5% in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge are invited. Charlie is looking forward to five days of coaching and tackling demanding problems with some of the nation's top talent.

Then, again in March, Charlie was awarded the Stamford Endowed Schools’ McKenzie Mathematics prize – an annual award worth £500, donated by Bruce McKenzie, former Head of Mathematics and Second Master at Stamford School. This is awarded to a Year 11 student who is set to take mathematics at A-Level at the Endowed Schools and who intends to study a mathematics related degree. Charlie's performance in the examination to select the winner was first rate.

His teacher, Mr Chadwick, comments: 'It has been a great pleasure to teach Charlie for two years and to watch him develop into such a fine prospect. He is a modest and unassuming pupil who is always ready to help his peers with their maths. These accolades are well deserved."