The Paul Richardson Award for Endeavour
This hand crafted Award will be presented annually to someone adjudged to have tried really hard to improve themselves in some way, as a direct result of being involved in the Challenge. It will not necessarily be an academic award and will be open to students of all ability levels up to the age of 16.
The Award has been set up in memory of Paul Richardson, who sadly passed away in October 2016. Paul had worked on the Challenge software since the very beginning and many people would have met him at exhibitions and at our National and World Finals. Paul was always a happy person, despite having to overcome some difficulties himself. He was often the first person that anyone spoke to if they needed help and he would go to great lengths to make sure that children got as much out of the Challenge as they possibly could, no matter what their academic level was. He could often be heard telling teachers that the Challenge was all about helping and encouraging children to ‘do the best they can’ and ‘enjoy the fun of it all’. Paul will be sadly missed by us all and we hope that the Award will keep the memory of his contribution to what we are all trying to achieve alive for a long time to come.
The Award will be presented in April each year and the current holder is Alex Tamlyn from Roundhay St John’s School, Leeds. Teachers in Challenge participant schools can nominate pupils at any time during the year and the decision of the awarding panel will be final. If you are a teacher with a child in your ‘Jaguar Maths in Motion’ club who has struggled against adversity to overcome their difficulties and who has improved themselves as a result of taking part in the Challenge, then please send an email to us at email@example.com and tell us their story in not more than 500 words.
We are extremely grateful to Martin Sandercombe, Joe Parker and Richard Wright for providing us with such a wonderful memorial to Paul’s life.