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Teenagers enjoy an intensive day of maths

The Profession has again sponsored the Enterprising Mathematics competition, which is organised under the aegis of the Scottish Mathematical Council. This year, 60 schools from the length and breadth of Scotland qualified from regional heats to reach the finals, which took place at Glasgow University on 5 November.

Faculty vice president, John Hylands, presented the prizes and promoted actuarial careers on behalf of the Profession to this target group of 300 13–15-year-olds and their maths teachers. The finals comprised several rounds of challenges and was very hands-on.

The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves even though some of them had started their travel well before dawn. This year’s winners were James Gillespie’s High School, Edinburgh, followed by Balfron High School, near Stirling, with Denny High School, Falkirk, in third place.