Maths event adds up to a success for pupils

CREATIVE activities plus maths equalled a fun-filled day of learning for school children.

Pupils at Westgate Primary School, in Bury St Edmunds, enjoyed a series of themed challenges to celebrate World Maths Day.

The Foundation group took part in practical tasks inside and outside the classroom while Key Stage One completed farmyard and seaside related activities.

Key Stage Two travelled the world for their work including an Egyptian market and counting in India.

At the end of each activity they were given a number of crystals allowing them to spend a certain amount of time in a ball pool to seek out hidden dominoes, which were then added together.

Headteacher Howard Lee said: “Part the day was to do with a pre-Olympic theme of perseverance as the answers weren’t necessarily staring them in the face. One of our themes for the summer for the Olympics is that the athletes have to work hard and stick at it which should encourage the children to persevere.”