World Maths Day is an annual event which encourages thousands of students to compete in competitive maths themed games. It is also an opportunity for schools to have a maths focused day or week. Its aim is to raise standards of numeracy across the globe.
In 2015 to celebrate World Maths Day, Lloyd’s Charities Trust and the Mayor’s Fund for London organised an event to showcase the excellent work that schools in the Maths Club Project had been doing. On October 14th 2015, pupils from Millennium Primary School in Greenwich, Ranelagh Primary School in Newham, Castlecombe Primary School in Bromley and Rowdown Primary School in Croydon had the opportunity to show off their Maths Club activities. The schools exhibited a variety of activities where they challenged the professionals working in the building. They also demonstrated their ’24 game’ skills by throwing down the gauntlet with various adults in attendance. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day, as did the adults.
A child from Millennium Primary School even challenged a radio presenter at the 24 Game live on air. Overall, it was an extremely successful event which highlighted the excellent work the schools were doing with the Maths Club project. It was a fantastic showcase of the real difference Lloyd’s Charities Trust’s support for Count on Us Maths Clubs makes to children’s lives.