The LGS Senior Maths Team enjoyed great success in the national final of the Senior Team Maths Challenge event held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on Tuesday 2nd February.
Anuj Doshi (Team Captain), Sean McGuire, Jonathan [Chengran] Yang and Daniel Cropper won the Leicestershire heat in emphatic style to earn a place competing against other school teams from across the UK.
The Team Captain had led the group in an unprecedented amount of training prior to the event, which was reflected in their performance on the day. The first round was completed together as a team, before the boys were split into two pairs to take on a crossnumber, followed by some relays. In each they displayed great speed, accuracy and team work under pressure.
Team LGS achieved a superb overall score of 94%, earning them a very credible 11th place in the country from 86 teams competing on the day, and from more than 1,000 schools which had participated at the regional stage.
The Team also delivered the best LGS result in six years, especially impressive as for three of those years the team included Matei Mandache, who represented the UK at the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2012 and 2013, and who went on to win a Gold medal in 2013.
Congratulations to our boys on an excellent performance.