Project information

Maths Marathon in East Berkshire

Enhance learning of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering & maths). Offer schools a project that engages young people in maths in the form of a competition.

Final for Yr 5 in March 2012, Final for Yr 7 in July 2012

Charity information

Learning To Work

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  • Need


    Increased enthusiasm for Maths within the curriculum. Directing young people to succeed in this area to focus their attention and then hopefully be able to offer greater employment opportunities in the future with these skills.


    Offer an addition to the usual curriculum within schools, gain enthusiasm from young people by the idea of maths through a competition

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Gain enthusiasm for the subject of maths


    » Maths marathon for Yr 5 (9-10yr olds)
    » Maths marathon for Yr 7 (11-12yr olds)

    Success will be measured in the number of returned maths marathon booklets received.

  • Impact


    Increased interest in maths will maybe only show itself in 10 years time when the number of students opting for subjects and occupations in STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) subjects has increased. National statistics should illustrate reduced number of vacancies in these areas


    Our charitable organisation not having the funds to promote this initiative in schools, or print booklets & give prizes and the schools not having sufficient funds to participate in Education Business Partnership activities. We support the schools with annual membership and offering continued guidance and support


    Donors could be present at the Maths Marathon finals, we could email or meet to discuss the progress of the competition. We would work with the donor based on their location as to the most convenient method of reporting and if the donor had any deadlines for reporting on budgets spent.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,010

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      Amount Heading Description
      £60 Prizes 3 prizes for the finalists
      £70 Trophies 2 trophies - one for Yr 5 and one for Yr 7
      £100 Refreshments 1 event hosted for each year group - £50 each
      £600 Collateral booklets for all participants and certificates for winners
      £180 Preparation Design and Planning for the event
  • Background


    East Berkshire schools participating come from Slough Borough and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead


    850 Yr 5 students from 15 schools in the first round, 8 schools and 24 students will be in the final round

    650 Yr 7 students from 7 schools in the first round, approximately 24 students in the final round

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Brokering events in and out of school, supporting over 30,000 children in the local area, including: Enterprise events, STEM events, Skills for Life, Mock interview days and a wide spectrum of other events plus business engagement events to encourage business volunteering. We have been providing a link between businesses and schools for over 15 years and many years of experience with the successful running of the Maths Marathon in Berkshire

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Linda Moody

    Linda works with colleagues to plan, prepare and organise the events from initial stages to the final. She has worked for 14 yrs with the EBP.