Students of Dawood Public School (DPS) were declared high achievers at the International Kangaroo Mathematics Competition, the school’s management said on Saturday.
Ayesha Rizwan of DPS secured first position in the country in level 7 and was awarded a gold medal along with Rs10,000 cash prize. Javeria Jawaid of Grade X achieved a silver medal in level 9 and Payal Ramesh along with Manal Farrukh of Grade V each got a bronze medal in level 4, the school’s official said.
According to the school’s management, students are selected in particular levels which depend upon their class whereas papers for the competition come from Islamabad and the delegation of the Kangaroo Mathematics Competition often visits the schools.
The International Kangaroo Mathematics Competition is the largest and the most celebrated mathematics contest conducted internationally.
The contest’s main purpose is to promote mathematical thinking and stimulate an interest in maths by providing students with an opportunity to compare their abilities against the abilities of other students from different countries, the DPS spokesperson said.
The contest originated in France in 1991 and the first-ever competition in Pakistan was organised in 2005 by the Pakistan Kangaroo Commission, he said.
The Management of DPS in its statement said that this contest gave students an opportunity to prove themselves at the international level and the result of the contest proved that their talent was second to none. The DPS management said that it was delighted at this achievement and congratulated the winners for their outstanding performance.