Hackney schoolkids set to learn about data through census trial
- Credit: ONS
Hackney primary schools are taking part in a government programme to teach kids about the 2021 census.
Some 37 schools, including Betty Layward and St. Monica's, have already signed up to Let's Count! - a free programme designed by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Its aim is to teach children about the once-a-decade count by involving them in a test run.
The initiative starts this autumn and schools that register will receive lesson plans and materials to get pupils gathering data.
Activities include listing objects around school and the local area with the intention of designing school-centred maps. The most detailed map could win £1,000 in equipment.
You may also want to watch:
Paul Thomas, headteacher of Parkwood Primary in Finsbury Park, said: "It's an excellent opportunity for pupils to learn and apply their maths skills in a real-life context so we'd really encourage other schools to sign up."
Hackney is one of three areas involved nationally. Schools can enrol at LetsCount.org.uk.
- 1 Man loses sight in eye after "attack" outside Hackney chip shop
- 2 5 films you may not know where shot in Hackney
- 3 Owner of UK's first vegan Indian takeaway: 'I have shaken the entire industry'
- 4 Chatsworth Road trader told to pay up to £455 for licence to sell on land he says is his
- 5 Hackney boxing champion Kirkland Laing dies aged 66
- 6 Phone snatcher admits guilt after robberies in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets
- 7 Woman accused of murdering man in Hackney appears in court
- 8 Delta Covid strain spreads in Hackney with high rates in neighbouring boroughs
- 9 Hackney flat block damaged as 25 firefighters respond to barbecue blaze
- 10 5 great places in north London to watch England's Euro 2020 campaign