Census Rehearsal 2019 Comments
“The whole school took part in our school Let’s Count! day. Each class decided what they wanted to count and then how they would do this. It involved a lot of experiences such as walking in the village, conducting surveys and also looking at past census data!”
Burgh by Sands Primary School, Carlisle.
“We choose to conduct our census across the whole school. Children in the infants counted things found in the outside areas of our school and the junior looked at statistical data pertaining to the number of children in school and their dinner choices. The data was presented in a number of ways including tally, bar charts, pictographs and pie charts. We have displayed all our data in the school hall.”
Blackford Primary School, Carlisle.
“We began the Let’s Count! day with a whole school assembly, enthusing the children about the forthcoming census. Different classes chose different activities from the Let’s Count website, tailoring them to meet our rural needs. The children explored local data from 2001 and 2011, comparing population age. The children then presented their findings in imaginative ways, using art, graphing and infographics. All in all it was a great way to share the importance of data collection to enable to government to plan for our children’s future.”
Stoneraise School, Carlisle.
What can you count?
You can count anything you like, however some examples could include:
- Counting the steps of a walk to promote healthy living
- Counting birds or animals to support a local wildlife charity
- Counting books that are read to help a local library
- Counting trees to support a local nature initiative
- Counting items of plastic litter to support a local project on the environment
- Counting how children travel to school to encourage more walking or cycling
- Counting cars to support a new pedestrian crossing
- Counting different sports that are played to promote a local sports centre
- Counting pencils or items in school to conduct a stationery audit
Win great prizes
Overall Winner: £1,000 of STEM equipment from Tech Will Save Us. Plus, receive visit from the National Statistician and announce the Census 2021 population of England and Wales for the first time.
Area Winners: 9 x £250 of STEM equipment from Tech Will Save Us.