Innovative school projects supported for Maths Week London
Ahead of this year’s Maths Week London, the Mayor’s Fund for London has worked with generous partners to fund several exciting, inclusive, and innovative maths-based projects at schools across the capital.
The Small Grants Scheme, launched earlier in the year, provides grants of up to £250 to London primary and secondary schools. Successful applying schools can then purchase resources and equipment for activities during Maths Week London and beyond.
As part of the Mayor’s Fund for London’s aim to support young Londoners from low-income backgrounds, we prioritised applications from schools with higher-than-average levels of Pupil Premium.
We can now proudly confirm the successful applicants to our Small Grants Scheme:
- Bishop Challoner School for Boys and Bishop Challoner School for Girls in Tower Hamlets will set up a new ‘robotics club’ to operate across the two schools,
- Marion Richardson Primary School and Mowlem Primary School in Tower Hamlets will run an ‘Enterprise Week’ where students will develop a product for the market,
- Eleanor Palmer Primary School in Camden will buy resources for a ‘parents open morning’ to introduce and share stimulating maths games to play at home,
- Elmgrove Primary School & Nursery in Harrow will buy the 24® Game to use in class, clubs, and tournaments – including an exciting ‘Teachers vs Students’ event,
- Frederick Bremer School in Waltham Forest will organise a trip for Year 7 students to Bletchley Park – using the grant to subsidise costs,
- Godwin Primary School in Barking and Dagenham will host an all-day workshop for all school pupils, with a particular focus on notable female mathematicians,
- James Wolfe Primary School in Greenwich will invest in outdoors-based maths games and provide additional maths-focused training opportunities for teaching staff,
- Kobi Nazrul Primary School in Tower Hamlets will invest in resources to support student ‘catch-up’ following school closures induced by the pandemic,
- Launcelot Primary School in Bromley will provide maths-based card games for students to play with friends and their families at home,
- St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Lewisham will work with their Head Boy and Girl to champion maths activities and initiatives across the school,
- Thomas Buxton Primary School in Tower Hamlets will invest in clock sets and play money to support the teaching of real-world maths,
- Thomas Tallis School in Greenwich will invite a special guest speaker to deliver a maths-based session to the school.
Thank you to all schools who applied for their enthusiasm and commitment to Maths Week London and expanding the ways young people interact with maths.
These grants would not be possible without the generous support from our Maths Week London partners; Sumdog, LGfl, Wonde, Century, 2Simple, Maths Circle, Numberella, Oxford University Press, Teachit, and Robotical.
For more information about Maths Week London, please visit the campaign page on the Mayor’s Fund for London website and the official Maths Week London website.