During February half term, Naomi in the Lower Sixth took part in the Romanian Master of Mathematics international competition. Naomi was the only female competitor in the UK team, while many other teams had solely male representation. The team travelled together to Tudor Vianu school in Bucharest where the opening ceremony took place. On the first day of the main competition, the participants sat a four and a half hour long maths paper consisting of just three questions. After a minor catastrophe, the organisers had to stay up all night writing a new set of questions for the next round because the Bulgarian team had been given the wrong first set of questions! Naomi was able to solve the first question in the paper on each of the two days, which is considered quite an achievement. During the closing ceremony, after some initial flag rivalry between the teams, two UK competitors were awarded Bronze medals and Naomi received an Honourable Mention.
On Friday 23 February, the KEHS and KES African and Caribbean Society hosted the first King Edward’s Foundation wide Conference. We had 120 students from across 12 schools from across the KEVI Foundation attend the day.