Aboriginal Numeracy Challenge a big success
Thursday 6 September 2012 11:35 AM
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In conjunction with the Department of Education and Communities, the Aboriginal Numeracy Competition (ANC) was designed to engage Aboriginal students in mathematics. Students challenge other students their age from different schools within the region.
Teams were split into four pools of four students and rotate around four numeracy activities.
The goal for students was to earn as many points as possible in each activity.
Points were calculated and the winners of each pool were announced and presented prizes to recognise their achievements. The overall winner took the trophy back to their school for the term.
This term's ANC had a Rugby League theme with activities happening across the various facilities at Campbelltown Stadium including a Wests Tigers behind the scenes tour.
Students competed in mathematical activities, timetable killer, jeopardy, thinking on your feet and deadly data.
This year’s ANC was an outstanding success with 96 Aboriginal students competing on the day with teams travelling from as far as Wellington and Newcastle.
A highlight of the day was the visit from Wests Tigers players Linc Port and Andrew Vela who signed autographs and participated in the multiplication showdown on the halfway line.
Linc and Andrew were a big hit with the students, sharing stories about the importance of a good education and believing in yourself to achieve your future goals.
Wests Tigers would like to thank the Department of Education and Communities South Western Regional Aboriginal Education Team for all their hard work in making the numeracy challenge go ahead, Sally Pratt from Campbelltown City Council, and the many volunteers, parents and school staff for assisting on the day.
Pool A: Mt Anan HS
Pool B: Wellington HS
Pool C: Wellington HS
Pool D: Elizabeth Macarthur HS
Overall winners: Wellington HS