CONGRATULATIONS to King’s Ely Sixth Form student, Eleanor MacGillivray, who has been selected to represent the UK in an international Maths competition!

Eleanor, who is in Year 12, is one of only six UK students chosen to compete in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad (BMO) – a 4.5 hour competition taking place in November.

The BMO, now in its 37th year, was due to be held in Romania, however it will take place remotely now due to Covid-19. It is an international mathematical contest for Secondary School students under the age of 20.

The main aim of the BMO is to challenge, encourage and develop mathematically gifted students in all participating member countries, as well as give pupils experience and preparation for the International Mathematical Olympiad. The UK has competed as a guest team in the BMO since 2005.

Eleanor has been chosen following the Maths training camp that she attended at Trinity College in Cambridge last year, whilst still in Year 11. This makes her one of the youngest students to be selected to represent the UK in the BMO.

Good luck in the competition Eleanor – we are all rooting for you!

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