Springwood High School student’s special award from the Queen at Sandringham

Darion Mayes was presented with the complete works of Shakespeare by HM the Queen at Sandringham. Also pictured is Darion's mother Tracey Mayes. Picture: Ian Burt Darion Mayes was presented with the complete works of Shakespeare by HM the Queen at Sandringham. Also pictured is Darion's mother Tracey Mayes. Picture: Ian Burt

Monday, January 6, 2014
9:28 AM

One of Britain’s brightest young mathematicians received a special award from the Queen.

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Darion Mayes, 18, obtained 4 A* grades in maths, further maths, additional further maths and physics when he sat his A-Levels at Springwood High School, in King’s Lynn, last year.

After she attended church, the Queen met Darion, his mother Tracey and Andy Johnson, head of Springwood.

Darion, who is off to study maths at Cambridge, was presented with a signed complete works of Shakespeare by the Queen.

“It was very weird, I didn’t have a clue what to expect,” he said.

Mother of three Mrs Mayes from the Fairstead, Lynn, said she was proud but nervous about the meeting.

She added when Darion was young, he was very talented but

she and her husband, Mark, thought he would be more likely to be

good at English.

Darion’s aggregate score was the third highest in the country.

Mr Johnson said: “He’s been the best A-Level student. He loves his subject and he’s inspired other pupils.”

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