After completing the Pink Kangaroo in Year 12, Elsa Hoque was invited to attend the 51st National Mathematics Summer School that was held in Leeds for a week during July 2019.

Throughout her time she found there were different types of Mathematics events as well as free time to do activities such as bowling and making new friends. She comments β€œthe food was great; and the people were really nice too.” Her experience has opened up opportunities for her to stay in touch with the UKMT challenge team and we look forward to hearing about her mathematical exploits in the near future.

James McNinch, from year 13, also attended the summer school as a mentor, which allowed him to help organise the activities as well as working alongside the students.