The SIMC is a biennial competition which aims to provide students with the opportunity to be innovative, creative and to develop a global mind-set in the pursuit of knowledge, the event allows students to showcase and pit their skills in a rigorous competition in the application of Mathematics. For the first time, this event was held virtually over a week in early November.

Henry S, Tabitha V and Tristan S took part in an online problem solving and mathematical modelling challenge alongside students from 64 of the world’s best Mathematics and Science focused schools, showcasing their ability to solve new and exciting real world problems based on theoretical mathematics and mathematical modelling, talents that will become invaluable in their university studies and beyond into their careers. The programme for this year’s challenge included a virtual seminar with one of Cambridge Universities top lectures, Imre Leader, who also set the challenge for students to complete.