Patrician's teacher recieves top national maths award

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Patrician's teacher recieves top national maths award

A talented teacher at the Patrician Secondary School in Newbridge has been honoured with a top national award.

The Victor Graham Trophy was awarded to Breda Disney at the Irish Applied Mathematics Association at their national conference last weekend.

The trophy was presented in recognition of her work in the area of Applied Maths. This honour is bestowed annually by the IAMTA for outstanding dedication and work in the subject.

As well as her contribution at school level, Breda organises the Junior and Senior East Midlands quiz competitions each year. She has been secretary and is now the treasurer of the IAMTA for a number of years.

The award was presented by Dr. Maurice O'Reilly of the Institute of Numerical Computation and analysis at the national conference which took place in the Clayton Silver Spring Hotel Cork.

Last March, Patrician Secondary School Junior and Senior Applied maths teams were first and fourth in the national finals of their respective competitions.

“It is a great honour for Breda and for the school. Many congratulations Breda from the whole school community,” said principal, Pat O'Leary.