Over 250 children from the zones seven primary schools will be off to Aston university for a Pirate POD adventure!
The children will have the opportunity to participate in a range of fun and interactive activities designed to support and reinforce numeracy skills taught in school.
Here are some of the things that were said about the project:
Our pupils said:
â€œIt was fun, I learnt how to use North, South, East and West and how to put the coins in orderâ€¦â€
â€œI learnt to be accurate with a ruler and how to use fractionsâ€¦.â€
â€œI learnt how to build a cuboid and how to work togetherâ€
â€œI learnt how to use a calculator to solve a problemâ€¦â€
â€œI learnt that itâ€™s not easy being a pirate and I can have fun in Maths.â€
â€œIâ€™ve learnt that itâ€™s fun to go to university.â€
The university students said:
â€œIâ€™m very impressed with the quality of the event â€“ the planning was well organised and any difficulties were professionally dealt with. The decoration is also very good and the children seemed to have a lot of funâ€¦â€
â€œThe numeracy project was a great success from start to finish I would definitely recommend that the project keep running on a yearly basis.
â€œThe Pirate day was excellent I would definitely volunteer to do this againâ€¦â€
School staff said:
â€œI really enjoyed the Pirate Challenge and the children clearly found it good fun, they loved the competition and earning coins. It made doing maths very fun. No chance for children to be bored.â€
â€œA really good afternoon of â€˜round robbingâ€™ activities for our mixed ability groupsâ€¦â€
â€œThe Numeracy challenges were engaging, challenging and the children enjoyed itâ€¦â€
â€œBrilliant numeracy activities for children and delivery was excellent, students were approachable and very helpfulâ€¦â€
The Numeracy Project was a big success in supporting children to learn new skills and has extended their experiences and offered an opportunity to work with university students and spend time in a university environment.
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