Joined EMS: 2020
Former School: Isca Academy
School Type: 11 – 16 state school
Studied in addition to Maths and Further Maths: Physics and Computer Science
I like maths, singing, nature, learning interesting things, programming, reading, and writing fiction. I am a creative and logical person at the same time.
I joined EMS because I could learn lots of interesting things at the school, and I could develop my skills and maybe produce something useful. I also thought I would be surrounded with other people who enjoy maths and learning, which really enriches the environment. EMS has also helped me become more independent.
There have been so many opportunities I have come across already. I have participated in the Girls Olympiad, done the week-long ALD Hackathon, and been introduced to and promptly signed up for the National Cipher Challenge. And this is only in two months. (But if you’re going to do that, learn time management!)
The amount of social stuff that wasn’t directly maths. I expected everyone there would be extremely maths-focused people, and pretty much all discussions would focus around mathematics. Not true. People do enjoy maths, but there is a lot of conversation and socialising that doesn’t mention that sort of thing at all. I don’t understand half of what they’re saying personally, but I have never understood social stuff.