A group of pupils from Year 10 and 11 participated in a series of workshops to explore mathematics outside the confines of the classroom, through hands-on extra-curricular workshops.

The Royal Institute Masterclass ran for six weeks, each masterclass workshop was led by speakers, who come from a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) backgrounds.

The Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses aim to stimulate and encourage young people in the art and practice of mathematics and to develop a sense of enjoyment in the subject.

Pupils showed enthusiasm as well as demonstrating their mathematical ability. The reaction to the Masterclasses was very positive with pupils saying that mathematics “gets a lot more complicated but interesting”. They particularly appreciated finding out that “there is a lot more to mathematics than just numbers” and they were surprised to learn “just how much mathematics there is and how it is related to almost everything”.

Well done to Rayhan Motara, Alina Abbas, Zain Ahmed (Year 10 pupils), Christopher Chen, and Mohammad Awan (Year 11 pupils) – what a fantastic achievement!