Leeming Kumon Centre recognises students’ academic achievements at awards night

Ahead of their time: James Walker and brother Andrew. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d429025
Ahead of their time: James Walker and brother Andrew. Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d429025

ALMOST 100 young students were recognised for studying maths or English five years ahead of their grade level at a Kumon awards night on Sunday.

Eight-year-old Harrisdale resident and Leeming Kumon Centre attendee Andrew Walker was one of 94 students at the Maritime Museum, recognised for studying maths problems usually not given to students until they reach Year 9.

His brother James (10) also studies maths at a higher level.

Kumon Australia public relations team member Alexander Cork said the benefits of students studying ahead of their year level were vast.

‘In the classroom, advanced students find maths easy, as they have already learnt many of the concepts they are seeing in class and they are able to help their friends,’ he said.

‘After learning with Kumon for as long as they have, students also develop sound study habits such as time management, organisation and concentration.

‘Lastly, the confidence a student has in knowing they can independently study such advanced material often has a flow-on effect to many other areas of study as well as life outside of school.’