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11th February 2010

Framwellgate School Maths week

Children aged eleven and twelve took part in the day accompanied by children from Blue Coat Primary School in Durham.

The schools came to the Riverside in the morning and went up to the Press room in the media centre to start the challenges. Every child was given a netbook or macbook for the morning to work through the challenges. For every challenge the children completed they would earn “runs”, though every time they needed to ask a cricket related question they would “loose a wicket”. The school with the best score at the end of the day would win the competition.

The questions got harder as the children went along, but these harder questions brought more “runs”. With questions such as “when the ball is hit to the boundary how many revolutions will it make before hitting the boundary boards” testing the children, but bringing extra runs.

In addition to the maths challenge, children took part in a “bowl-off” competition in the indoor school, where they were given three minutes to hit the stumps as many times as possible, with the winning group achieving nine wickets!

Overall the children had a great morning and a very valuable one as it gave their ordinary maths lesson a bit of a twist. The day was part of Framwellgate schools maths week, with the help of the Riverside Education Centre and the Durham County Cricket Foundations Education programme, in association with the Esh Charitable Trust.
For further information on the Foundations activities, please select the following link: Durham County Cricket Foundation.