Getting Mathematical in the Kitchen

The students at Tweeddale Primary School, Sutton, have been getting busy in the kitchen whipping up a storm! They were one of the 30 schools chosen to receive a kick-start grant to get their Count on Us maths club going. They have been learning key cookery skills as well as using maths in everyday life.

School holiday hunger must end now

The Grocer Saturday Essay: Matthew Patten, Chief Executive, Mayor’s Fund for London Food manufacturers, brands and retailers must be thoroughly fed up with being held responsible for food poverty in Britain. After all, we have the highest quality and most efficient food sector in the world offering incredible choice, convenience and price.  Food poverty is

Parental Engagement support grants open now!

Good News! The Mayor’s Fund for London has now launched our Count on Us Parental Engagement in maths grants. We are offering schools small grants to try out some activities to get parents engaged in their child’s maths. Please see out support grant page to find out whether your school is eligible and for more information about how

Blog 11: We have lift off!

The Mayor’s Fund for London began the teacher training for the Discovery within a Week (a Noosfera project) project last week. Teachers from 6 schools across London are taking on the challenge of real-life astronomy research with groups of students. Working with astronomers from UCL the teachers learned the basics of Astronomy and how to

Protected: Mayor’s Entrepreneur Interns meet the Mayor

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Protected: Judging the Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition

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BLOG 9: INFLUENCING THE DEBATE

Here at the Mayor’s Fund for London we spend a great deal of time working out the most effective ways of addressing issues of youth unemployment in our great city. Going by first impressions the picture looks pretty bleak [1]. Unemployment in London is two and a half times higher for 16-24 year olds than it

Protected: Making her Mark

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Blog 7: Losing marbles on a marble floor

It wasn’t exactly marbles, but we did have fun watching 24 Count on Us Maths Club pupils wipe the floor with Lloyd’s of London underwriters and brokers on Wednesday. As the impressive building opened its historic doors to traders at 11am, the 7-11 year-olds were already masterminding how David could slay Goliath. Armed with geodesic domes,

Blog 6: school’s out, flamingos in

We owe you an apology dear readers. With our communications manager off (having procreated) the Mayor’s Fund blog has been a little neglected. Now, with schools out for summer, we return with news aplenty. Flamingos and festivals were flavour of the season for our Creativity Works programme. This week 35 young Londoners celebrated completing the Festivals project, a ten

Blog 5: mercury rising!

With mercury rising in the capital, the Mayor’s Fund for London is keeping a cool head as engines hit overdrive. In anticipation of the Count on Us Secondary Challenge final next Friday, we travelled to St Matthew Academy in Blackheath to film their team in training. The year 8 pupils managed to solve problems, that left all of us stumped, in impressive speed.

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