It all adds up at Tilbury Pioneer Academy...

Primaries across the GLC recently took part in the NSPCC’s nationwide annual fundraising event, Number Day. Pupils took part in many activities including a Multiplication Bee which saw the quickest pupil from each class go head to head to become the Times Table Champion. It is statutory requirement for every child to know their 12 times table by Year 4.

The competition bug also spread amongst the teachers, particularly at Tilbury Pioneer Academy, with Mr Oen fighting it out with Year 5 pupil, Daniel. The assembly hall was buzzing with the fun of the day and Daniel was even more happy to beat Mr Oen (see pictured, sharing a friendly hand shake).

Other activities included calculating the fraction, percentage and decimal of different colours in a packet of sweets, investigating averages of the length of standing jumps, weighing out ingredients to cook biscuits and cakes, estimating the amount of sweets in the jar and building a robot as a pellet launcher and subsequently measuring the distance it travelled.

Mrs Clare Hall, GLC Maths Lead, said “With all the activities that took place, fundraising whilst learning was the key to its success, resulting in a healthy £1,713.21 raised for the NSPCC, over £500 more than last year’s event. I would like to thank all staff and pupils for a really fantastic day!”

Tilbury Pioneer Academy raised a healthy £319.51 towards the final GLC fundraising for the NSPCC!

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