25th May 2021 — During the most recent lockdown, a Year 11 pupil at University College School in Hampstead, Lukas Horvat, raised £1,500 to support pupils whose learning had been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Last Friday, Lukas donated this money to Richard Cobden Primary School in Camden who will use this money to buy laptop computers for a number of their pupils.
Lukas commented: "My friends and I know how fortunate we have been over the last 12 months to get full access to online learning. We were keen to do something to help so I setup the website maths4all.uk
"I am pleased with the response to the appeal and I hope that my friends and I will be able to support primary aged pupils with maths over the summer.
"It was wonderful to visit Richard Cobden Primary School and see that they are able to put the money to such good use."
Kathy Bannon, Headteacher at Richard Cobden added: "We are delighted by Lukas’s donation. This money will be used to buy equipment for our pupils who need it most.
"This donation will have a significant impact on pupils’ learning and we can’t thank Lukas enough."
Additionally, over the last six weeks, fourteen Year 5 pupils at Richard Cobden Primary have been working with UCS pupils via Zoom before school every Friday morning.
The UCS pupils, from Years 10 and 11, work through maths problems using Zoom for 30 minutes every week.
Headteacher, Kathy Bannon, commented: "This scheme has been a real hit. Our pupils get so much out of working with the older UCS boys.
"Not only are they being supported with their maths but the UCS students are excellent role models and our pupils relate to them extremely well."