12 May 2022

Student achievements

Well done to our students!

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European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

Huge congratulations to Tatiana Mouzykantskii who has earned a bronze medal at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad. Tatiana earned the second highest score in the UK team and a top 50 place in Europe.

The European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad is an international mathematics competition similar in style to the International Mathematical Olympiad, with two papers taken on consecutive days.

Minds Underground Geography Essay competition

Congratulations to Elspeth Wastson (L6) who won a ‘Highly Commended’ award for her submission into the prestigious Minds Underground Geography Essay competition. This is an international Geography competition and this year 1400 students entered from across the globe including students from South Korea, Nigeria, Russia, Pakistan, USA and many more countries.

Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators 

Well done to Matthew Lam who has been selected as the South East winner for Mandarin Level 4 translation in the Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators. The extracts he worked on were from a non-fiction novel by Chai Jing about ‘left-behind children’ in China. It is a very interesting topic but not easy to translate. This year there were 260 schools taking part. 

School of East Asian Studies Competition 

Tess Hunter has been selected by the judges as one of the ten winners in this year’s School of East Asian Studies Competition. Tess did lots of research and effectively made the case that the original Silk Road and BRI connected the world in important ways.

Tess received an invitation to take part in a special virtual workshop organized by the School of East Studies at the University of Sheffield, involving academics and current students from the department.  

Performing Shakespeare Competition

We hosted the English Speaking Union’s Performing Shakespeare Competition Regional Final at Sevenoaks on 11 May. Two students competed on behalf of the school against a selection of participating schools from the south region.

Lawrence Lingard, who will also be performing in the Year 9 production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the end of the term, was selected as the best competitor of the day and will go on to represent the South East of England at the Grand Final in June at The Globe Theatre, London. Evie Jansen, who is also appearing in the show, also received high praise from the judges for her monologue and exceptional level of oracy.

We have a strong recent tradition of Sevenoaks pupils competing in Performing Shakespeare, with at least one regional finalist and one grand finalist every year since 2018.

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