It’s a sign of the times.....table

Megan Allison (centre 3rd row back) and other students wearing their badges with assistant head teacher Anna Shepherd  and Sharon Robey (centre). EMN-150114-164834001
Megan Allison (centre 3rd row back) and other students wearing their badges with assistant head teacher Anna Shepherd and Sharon Robey (centre). EMN-150114-164834001

Key Stage 2 pupils at Caistor Primary School were counting on a win when it came to their times tables.

The seven to 11-year-olds entered a competition organised by the student council to design a times-table badge.

On hand to cast her expert eye over the entries was Sharon Robey from Systematic Print Management in the town.

Sharon was able to advise the student council members which design would be suitable to use when creating a badge, and the company then printed them.

And the winning design was created by Megan Allison.

James Warmoth, Martha Bates, Jessica Norman and Pearl McCann were named as the runners-up.

“I am very pleased with the enthusiasm the children have shown for the competition,” said assistant headteacher Anna Shepherd, who co-ordinates the student council

“I am also pleased with how each child has been motivated to learn their times tables.”

Then it was time for the newly created badges to be put into use.

The children were awarded a times table badge following a test and could earn either a gold, silver or bronze badge.

Badge design winner Megan Allison is pictured above in the centre, third row from the front, with assistant headteacher Anna Shepherd and Sharon Robey, centre, together with the other students wearing their badges.