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Enter our competition!

Choose a day before Sunday 13 October 2019 (census rehearsal day) for your school’s Let’s Count! Day. Each class should take a 10-20-minute walk away from the school in different directions to observe and count what they see. With the information gathered, pupils can then develop school-centred maps and wall displays, including pictograms and charts created from the data, plus any drawings or photographs. The children can be as creative as they like – there are no set rules! Posters and display material are provided within your pack to help start your wall display.

To enter, you must be a primary school within one of the four rehearsal areas. For more information please read the terms and conditions before entering.

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What can you count?

Pick any items which give a snapshot of your local area and which may vary in number from place to place. This can be anything from buildings to people, vehicles or wildlife. Ask the children to use their senses to make observations about what they see, hear or even smell.


Great prizes will be awarded to the best entries. 16 runners-up (four schools in each of the rehearsal areas) will win £100 of equipment. Four area winners will win £500 of equipment from Robotical. One area winner will then be chosen as the overall winner and will receive an additional £500 of equipment from Robotical, totalling their prize fund to £1000 of equipment.

AreaBest display in areaFour area runners up
Ceredigion£500 worth of Robotical equipment£100 worth of equipment
Carlisle£500 worth of Robotical equipment£100 worth of equipment
Hackney£500 worth of Robotical equipment£100 worth of equipment
Tower Hamlets£500 worth of Robotical equipment£100 worth of equipment
Overall winner will win an additional £500 worth of Robotical equipment on top of the £500 area winner prize.*

*Areas are defined by schools in the following areas: Ceredigion, Carlisle, Hackney, Tower Hamlets

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