The week commencing Monday 9th November was Maths Week England. Lots of challenges and competitions run throughout England to help boost engagement and enthusiasm towards Maths.
As a school, one of the initiatives we decided to focus on was the MangaHigh competition. MangaHigh is an online educational platform that uses mastery, retrieval and problem solving to help students make great progress in Mathematics. Not only were the company offering free access to their platform all week, they were also awarding Amazon vouchers to the top 10 schools!
Knowing that many schools would be competing and that COVID restrictions would limit the opportunity for students to take part using computers in school, we knew a lot of independent work would be needed in students’ own time to secure a place in the top 10. We pledged that if we were to be successful, we would use the £100 to buy presents for local families this Christmas. The way in which this inspired the girls is an absolute testament to their character – spurred on by the incentive that their hard work could help others, they worked tirelessly to get us into the top 10!
As the week progressed, we climbed the leaderboard every day. From 26th place, to 18th, to 12th, to 10th, to 6th, to 5th and then by the time the competition ended at 8pm on Saturday, our girls had secured….
This means that the girls have won £250 worth of Amazon vouchers to buy gifts for families in need this Christmas! We could not be prouder of the commitment, effort and achievement shown by the girls and would like to thank all of those who participated for their enthusiasm and hardwork!
The top 10 students have now been given the responsibility of deciding how the money will be spent. Each of the students listed below showed outstanding commitment and effort with this initiative and have therefore been invited to decide what gifts we should purchase with our £250 prize.
Students will be given a £25 budget and will be able to research items on Amazon with their teacher and decide who they would like to help and which gifts they would like to purchase. We look forward to being able to share photos of all the gifts that the girls have been able to purchase as a result of their hard work and resilient attitude!
Below are some statistics and figures from the week:
Curriculum Leader for Maths