Wednesday, March 14, 2007
A Bronze for Brian
In the latest of Brian's school quarterly newsletter, his teacher did a short write-up about his entry into the finals of the UK Primary Math Challenge, pretty much what I had already written here.
Well, the results were in yesterday, and Brian achieved a Bronze medal. Out of more than 1400 students invited to the finals, 329 received medals (41 gold, 114 silver and 174 bronze). I don't have his detailed scores yet, but this would put him in the top 0.3% of UK children in Math, and that's against mainly children older than he is.
I had earlier told him it would be a miracle if he got a medal as the competition is really tough (top 1.5% of children in Yrs 5 and 6). Needless to say, we're extremely proud of him. Best of all, he is totally nonchalant/bochap about it, forgetting to tell me about this news that his teacher shared with him, until it was almost time to sleep.
Surely this deserves a blog entry (maybe even two, the next when he takes home his certificate this Friday) labelled Brian :)