Bury’s Abbots Green pupils rise to 10p challenge

Pupils at Abbots Green Primary School  arrange all the 10p pieces into a gigantic number 10 ANL-160524-154705009
Pupils at Abbots Green Primary School arrange all the 10p pieces into a gigantic number 10 ANL-160524-154705009
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If you couldn’t find 10p coins for the car park, Abbots Green Primary School may be to blame. The Bury St Edmunds school’s latest 10th anniversary event resulted in the pupils collecting 2,689 10p coins.

At Easter each child was given a tube of Smarties and were challenged to eat them, refill the empty tube with 10p coins and bring it back to school on Tuesday.

Thomas Powell with a stack of 10p pieces ANL-160524-155516009

Thomas Powell with a stack of 10p pieces ANL-160524-155516009

Children from Key Stage 2 then put their mathematical skills to the test to create a giant number 10 template, which they covered with donated coins. Children across the school were also given the opportunity during the afternoon to add a coin.

Headteacher Heidi Franklin said: “This has been a wonderful mathematical challenge for the children enabling them to plan, estimate and calculate and to produce a fabulous reminder of the special year that our school is celebrating.”

The cash will be used by the Friends of Abbots Green to provide additional opportunities and resources.