St John’s Prep and Senior School’s mathematicians visit Cambridge University
16 of the school’s top mathematicians were selected to compete against visiting students from China.
Following the conclusion of the competition and the tests, all the participants were taken on a trip to the University of Cambridge to celebrate the event and receive their prizes.
The day trip to the University provided both sets of competitors with an opportunity to network and get to know one another.
The trip began with visits to the main Cambridge colleges of King’s, Queen’s and Trinity; the group also visited the school’s namesake, St John’s College in Cambridge.
Next, the St John's Prep and Senior School Cambridge Trip 2mathematics students visited the famous Mathematical Bridge, which although is curved in appearance, is constructed only with straight pylons.
Afterwards, the students enjoyed a very extravagant lunch with traditional Chinese food offered by our Chinese guests at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, the students went Punting on the River Cam, taking in all the sights and history that Cambridge has to offer.
The final act of the day was the awards ceremony. All the competitors were awarded a certificate and trophy for their excellent achievements.
The ceremony took place in the Cambridge Union Society Hall and proved a grand and spectacular venue to bring to a close the first International Maths Challenge.
Well done to all St John’s Prep and Senior School students who represented the school.
St John's Prep and Senior School Cambridge Trip
About St John’s Prep and Senior School
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