Congratulations to Julia Volovich and Robert Halliday for being selected to represent the UK in two different international Olympiad competitions. These achievements are made even more impressive as both students have obtained invitations without having studied the subject they are competing in at A Level.
Julia and Robert will be joining a cohort of students, academics, and coaches later this year to show off their talents. We’re so proud of their success so far and wish both the best of luck moving forward!
Robert, a Y13 student, has been selected to represent the UK in the International Biology Olympiad in July. This achievement has been made, despite Robert not studying Biology at A Level!
The IBO is the world’s largest biology competition for secondary school students and will take place in Dubai for one week. The competition is set to have over 1,000 students, leaders and observers from 80+ countries in attendance.
The EGOI is an international competition for young women who are interested in Computer Science. The event takes place over the course of one week. Two days are dedicated to the contest, where participants solve a variety of challenging algorithmic problems. The rest of the time is filled with excursions where students will have time to socialise with other attendees and explore the country that the competition takes place in.
The EGOI began in 2021. The competition aims to provide a platform for young women to deepen their interest in computer science, encourage participation, discover female role models and strengthen self-confidence and acceptance among participants.
As part of the UK delegation, Julia will be joined by three other students and two coaches who will help the competitors throughout this weeklong event. Hills Road students and staff wish Julia and the UK team the very best of luck and applaud them for their success so far!