Maths and athletics add up to win­ning com­bi­na­tion

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A NEW unique ed­u­ca­tional pro­gramme com­bin­ing math­e­mat­ics and athletics has been launched in lo­cal schools.

Math­let­ics 4 Schools has been de­vel­oped by a team of ex­pe­ri­enced maths and athletics coaches. The ul­ti­mate goal is to make maths more fun and in­ter­est­ing for pupils.

So far par­tic­i­pat­ing schools in­clude St Coen’s of Rath­new, Our Lady’s in Rath­drum and The Glebe NS in Wick­low town.

Ses­sions have also taken place at schools in Bray, Delgany, Grey­stones and Kil­macanogue.

‘Math­let­ics 4 Schools is a fan­tas­tic pro­gramme that com­bines maths in­struc­tion and PE teach­ing that en­hances at­tain­ment in both ar­eas. I have seen a great im­prove­ment in the un­der­stand­ing and at­ti­tude to­wards both maths and PE in all the chil­dren.

‘The ac­tiv­i­ties en­cour­age team work that also de­vel­ops com­mu­ni­ca­tion and co­op­er­a­tion skills. I would highly rec­om­mend this pro­gramme to any­one,’ said Lee Ka­vanagh, third class teacher at St Coen’s Pri­mary School.

Chil­dren fro St Coen’s NS, Rath­new, en­joy­ing some of the Math­let­ics ac­tiv­i­ties.

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