Recently forty eight eager and excited children from eight local primary schools descended upon the Laithwaite Community Stadium.
The day started with an introduction giving some facts about the club which the children would be quizzed on later.
The children then set off in their teams to solve some mathematical challenges set around the stadium. They calculated arrays in the stands, costed meals in the boardroom, talked tactics in the changing rooms, used player’s stats to make play top trumps and had a work out in the main club room.
The highlight of the day was the arrival of first team player Charlie Carter and club mascot KC Kat.
All participants were rewarded with a Woking Football in the Community medal, certificate, pen and a ticket to a game.
The event was a huge success or as one pupil exclaimed “it was mathstastic”
We have asked the children for their feedback, one response received already:
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday. I thought the event was superb. All the children looked thoroughly engaged. It was brilliant. I know that it took a lot of thought and preparation and work!
I also would like to thank Woking Football Club. It really made a big difference to hold it at your venue.
Thank you so much for having the lads involved. All the teachers said they were excellent and we would be grateful if you could pass our thanks to the boys.
Anna del Vecchio
Maths Hub and Teaching School Manager