As part of The Literacy Project, HarperCollins is to donate 10,000 books by authors including Michael Morpurgo, Ant Middleton and David Walliams to the Mayor’s Fund for London via its Kitchen Social programme to support families during the Covid-19 pandemic. The books will be received by 25-30 Kitchen Social hubs, currently serving over 1,700 young
Top Primary school maths minds compete in tough final
Year 4 and 5 students from 119 London Primary schools took part in this year’s Count on Us Maths Challenge with the top 15 attending City Hall today to compete in a nail-biting Final.
Our budding mathematicians were on awesome form as they tackled challenges that included 24® Card Game, Tangram shape puzzles, Pentominoes and Codebreaking.
There were exceptional mathematical skills on display but in the end Mayflower Primary School, Tower Hamlets, were crowned the 2018 Count on Us Primary Maths Challenge winners; with Bellenden Primary School, Southwark, taking second place; and Baring Primary School, Lewisham finishing third place.
The full list of our 2018 Count on Us Primary Maths Challenge schools is:
- Mayflower Primary School, Tower Hamlets – WINNER
- Bellenden Primary School, Southwark – 2nd PLACE
- Baring Primary School, Lewisham – 3rd PLACE
- Beecroft Garden Primary School, Lewisham
- Broadford Primary School, Havering
- Kender Primary School, Lewisham
- Lea Valley Primary School, Tottenham
- Manorfield Primary School, Tower Hamlets
- Nelson Primary School, Newham
- Northwold Primary School, Hackney
- Old Palace Primary School, Tower Hamlets
- Reay Primary School, Lambeth
- Rosetta Primary School, Newham
- St Clement and St James CofE Primary School, Kensington & Chelsea
- Sunnyfields Primary School, Barnet
Count on Us is a pan-London numeracy programme that works with schools to help young Londoners reach levels of numeracy that will empower them to meet their full potential, get a decent job and seize opportunities that the capital has to offer. The competition encourages mental arithmetic and problem solving to improve confidence in maths, and ultimately in academic performance, engaging with schools across all 33 London Boroughs.
New Government HAF support package announced
The Government’s recent announcement outlining a significant funding package to help alleviate child food poverty in the UK is a very welcome step in the right direction. As one of the recipients of the Holiday Food and Activities grant this summer, we know just how much of a huge lifeline the extension of the scheme
London and New York youth connect in exciting virtual event
A commitment to supporting the ideas and creativity of young people is the driving force behind My City and Me – a project that gives young people a creative platform to share their experiences of the pandemic. On Wednesday, the project concluded with an exciting virtual event for our young people and like-minded young New