Year Five pupils from Poplar take gold in maths competition at City Hall

Pupils from the winning primary school, Mayflower Primary in Poplar. Picture: Ben Stevens/i-IMAGES

Pupils from the winning primary school, Mayflower Primary in Poplar. Picture: Ben Stevens/i-IMAGES - Credit: Archant

Pupils from a school in Tower Hamlets won a maths challenge final at City Hall last week.

Pupils from the primary school final on July 6 at City Hall. Picture: Ben Stevens/i-IMAGES

Pupils from the primary school final on July 6 at City Hall. Picture: Ben Stevens/i-IMAGES - Credit: Archant

As part of the Count on Us challenge, run by the Mayor’s Fund for London, primary and secondary school pupils have been taking part in challenges throughout the year, which culminated in finals at City Hall.

There were three primary schools from Tower Hamlets which made the top 15 on July 6 – Mayflower, Manorfield and Old Palace Primary.

The Year Four and Five pupils spent the day codebreaking, completing shape puzzles and playing pentominoes.

The winners were Poplar’s Mayflower Primary, followed by Bellenden Primary from Southwark and Baring Primary in Lewisham took third.

Children took part in maths puzzles and challenges, including pentominoes and codebreakers. Picture:

Children took part in maths puzzles and challenges, including pentominoes and codebreakers. Picture: Ben Stevens/i-IMAGES - Credit: Archant


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The secondary final took place on July 10, with Green Spring Academy as the only school representing Tower Hamlets. It was won by Langdon Academy from Newham.

Count on Us is a numeracy programme which works with schools across the capital, aiming to increase mental arithmetic skills and develop confidence in problem solving.

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