It has been an outstanding week for one of our students. Duyen (Jenny) Cao recently learned that she came top of the whole school in the UKMT senior mathematics challenge. Whilst this in itself was worthy of praise, her score was so good that she has also been invited to take part in the Mathematics Olympiad.
In addition to this piece of wonderful news, Jenny has also just completed and given her presentation for her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Here Jenny has taken the theme of love and has expressed her story in the form of four pieces of art. Each art form was completed in a different Far Eastern style. A Chinese black ink calligraphy work depicted an ancient Chinese myth of a man falling in love with a goddess who only appears once a year on a certain bridge over a river. Her next painting was a Vietnamese lacquer painting of ‘mother & child’, the third was a Korean water colour style paining of ‘father & son’, whilst her final piece was a Japanese wood carving print of an aged husband and wife, who have been married and in love for many years. All four pictures are now on display in the main entrance hall of the school.
Jenny undertook many hours of research into each art form and then spent many more hours completing the pieces. The ‘mother & child’ piece alone took 40 hours to complete. Just to round off what had already been an unbelievable week, Jenny has also heard that she has been invited to a top university for an interview.
Well done Jenny, we are all very impressed and extremely proud of your amazing achievements.