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Posted: 26th May 2021

A group of children in uniform coats walking in the park

We were delighted to find out last week that Avon House came in the top five schools in the London area as ‘Runner Up’ in the Let’s Count! competition that we entered last term.  All of the excellent work that we  carried out around the Census in the week leading up to it was collated in a huge display in the hall that impressed the judges.   At the beginning Census Week we ran an assembly introducing the Census and how important it is for the government to help make decisions about things that affect us every day.  Each class went on a local walk to count something that they felt was important to our local area e.g. Year 6 counted types of road signs to establish if we were kept safe by signage.  On our return, the data was turned into a range of charts and we discussed whether our findings meant that changes were needed to our local area.  We then turned the data and experience into a personal reflection and children created posters, poems,   sketches and paintings to demonstrate what they had found out.

Well done Avon House children for all your hard work and staff for delivering the ‘Census training’ so thoroughly in class!

The iChild Census team quoted ‘This is an excellent achievement to reach the final five for London, so many congratulations to you and the children on     producing a very high-quality entry. Well done!’


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