Schools join forces for maths event

Maths event in Nowton Park for Middle schools and Primary Schools in the area. Girls from Ickworth Park Primary making three dimensional shapes - left to right - Katie Lloyd, Sophie Mckinstry and Molly Balaam. (correct).
Maths event in Nowton Park for Middle schools and Primary Schools in the area. Girls from Ickworth Park Primary making three dimensional shapes - left to right - Katie Lloyd, Sophie Mckinstry and Molly Balaam. (correct).

ABOUT 140 children mastered their maths skills after two schools joined forces to host a themed day at a West Suffolk park.

Year 8 pupils at Horringer Court and Westley middle schools organised the event in Nowton Park with a wealth of problem-solving and fun maths activities.

They included a ratio game involving pizzas, alphabet codes, a tangram Chinese puzzle, shape twister and a maths dash race.

They also built giant pyramids from plastic tubes and plant pot towers.

Year 4 students from Ickworth Park, Barrow, Risby, Sextons’ Manor, St Edmundsbury and Westgate primary schools enjoyed the event.

Julie Carney, head of maths at Westley, organised the day with her counterpart at Horringer Court, Charlotte Crichton. The schools are to become academies linked under an umbrella trust with County Upper School.

Mrs Carney said: “It was about collaborating, having fun with maths and doing big activities. It went really well and the children loved it.”