Students to take part in record breaking maths lesson

Students to take part in record breaking maths lesson

19th March 2014


PRIMARY school children are facing a conundrum of world record-beating proportions.

Maths-loving Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 students from the Carmel Education Trust have been chosen to take part in a giant lesson that could see them in the Guinness Book of Records.

They will join TV personality and renowned maths genius Johnny Ball as he stages a Think of a Number record bid at Elland Road stadium, the home of Leeds United.

The trust comprises Carmel College, Darlington, St Michael’s Academy, Billingham, Holy Family RC Primary School and St Augustine’s RC Primary School, Darlington and St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School and St Bede’s Catholic Primary School, both in Stockton.

Two coaches will take scores of students to join thousands of others from across Yorkshire in the number-crunching event, which will be followed by the chance to meet Leeds United players.

Head teacher of Holy Family RC Primary School Chris Peacock said the event would be an experience to remember.

“It is also a great opportunity for children across the trust to take part in a unique learning experience,” he said.

“It will be great to see them join together, form new friendships and remind themselves that, although they belong to separate schools, they are all part of one trust.”

Student Eve Parkinson, ten, said: “I love maths, it’s a great subject all round. Jonny Ball makes it really good fun and we are all very excited to be taking part in a world record breaking challenge.”

Organised by Help-Link, Johnny will deliver the session on March 19 in his inimitable style hoping to set a new world record for the biggest live lesson.

Mr Peacock added: “The head teachers, governors, senior management and business managers already work really well across the trust. This will provide the opportunity for this ethos to filter down to the most important element, the students themselves.

“It will be the first of many cross-school events being planned for the trust as we develop in the future.”

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