Pupils at Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School in Mill Hill raise cash for Camp Simcha

This Is Local London: Maths challenge helps pupils raise cash for charity Maths challenge helps pupils raise cash for charity

Children proved they are maths marvels when they showed their parents just how much they enjoy the subject at a fun day.

Pupils from Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School, in Daws Lane, Mill Hill, took part in a maths-a-thon as part of World Maths Day celebrations.

The Year 1 and Year 2 children were given a series of maths challenges - including learning to count to 100 and backwards and writing in numerals.

Parents were then invited to the classrooms to take part in a series of maths games, challenges and activities.

Nikky Schofield, whose seven-year-old daughter, Izzy, is a Year 2 pupil at the school, said: “It got them excited about maths and helped them view it as an everyday tool.

“It was done in such a way the kids wanted to participate, and they didn’t get the fact they were learning because they were having fun.”

World of Maths, a traveling maths show, helped the school put on the problem solving activity day.

Pupils were given a series of maths challenges as part of their homework, and asked family and friends to sponsor them for each of the 25 questions they had to answer.

They then took a vote and decided to donate the money to Camp Simcha, which helps children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

In total, they raised £1147 for the charity.

Mrs Schofield added: “It was great to see the children and adults persevere when they found an activity tricky and their excitement and pride when they found the solution.”

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