Youngsters rewarded for academic achievements

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Youngsters have been awarded a national accolade for their achievements in learning Maths and English outside school, writes Liam Andrews.

More than 102 children from the Wolverton Kumon study centre were presented with awards at a ceremony which took place at the Ridgeway Centre in Wolverton on June 30.

It celebrated their hard work and achievement of mastering maths and English beyond their current school level.

Around 400 students and their parents attended the award ceremony and students were presented with gold, silver and bronze medals and certificates in recognition of their achievements.

Special awards were presented to some of the group for outstanding achievement with Harleen Sahota receiving awards for exceptional progress, reaching GCSE level work in both Maths and English while in Year 3 at school.

And Maeve Mckinnell also recieved an award for reaching GCSE level work while in year 7.

Pushpa Kansagra, instructor at the Wolveron Kumon centre said: “I feel extremely proud of my students who have made exceptional progress in a short time and are now working above the school level and the confidence they have gained to do better at school since joining the programme is really rewarding for me.

“It was a wonderful ceremony where one of the students 11 year old, Maeve Mckinnnell composed and performed ‘Good Skills From Kumon’ jingle which embodied the whole ethos of good study skills to progress well at school and in life.

“It is wonderful to see students shine in front of a large audience. The atmosphere was full of excitement.”

Kumon’s study method is unique and each child is diagnostically assessed so they can begin the English and/or maths programmes at their ‘just-right’ level.

While the programmes are not tied to the national curriculum many families find that they complement classroom learning; building speed and accuracy and helping to improve concentration, time management and problem-solving.

The programme’s main aim is to develop the students’ independent learning, ensuring that each child can study and learn for themselves.

For a free assessment you can contact Pushpa Kansagra by telephone at 01908 608171 or email at