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Six out of eight students who entered the National Intermediate Maths Challenge won awards this year, including a Gold, three Silvers and two Bronze awards. In particular, it should be noted that 2 of the pupils receiving the Silver awards are in year 7 and 8 and would normally be entered for the Junior challenge.
The Maharishi School became a Licenced Duke of Edinburgh Organisation, giving us the ability to run the programme in our school. In the first year, 22 pupils from year 11 and 10 (more than 80% of the year groups) started their Bronze award. Many of the year 11 group have gone on to complete their awards at college, but of the 22, 15 received their Bronze Award at a ceremony in the school before leaving in May 2016.
Our second year is already underway with 4 Bronze groups and 1 Silver group scheduled to complete their awards this coming academic year.
Pupils have been showing real initiative and independent focus choosing and completing a variety of skills, volunteering opportunities and physical activities for example learning to touch type, volunteering at Children Society charity shops, free-running, climbing and deep sea diving.
We are especially proud of our pupils’ demonstration of leadership, cooperation, perseverance and positivity which they demonstrated by all 22 of them so far being awarded their qualifying expeditions on the first attempt.
The Reading Challenge is over and we are SO pleased to announce that the total number of books read by the children across the whole school (primary and secondary) is 4740!!! This is in less than 7 weeks!