A BATLEY school has won a national award for helping families with maths.

Batley Girls School has been named the winner of the Best Embedded Numeracy Event by the Campaign for Learning and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

The charity organisation singled-out the school due to a range of family activities held during Family Learning Week 2007 - including a family orientated maths game.

The SMITE mathematical programme involves players trying to knock down skittles with numerical values to accumulate a certain score whilst trying to wipe out their opponents score at the same time.

Deputy Head Teacher Ray Henshaw said: “Families have more impact on the educational success of our girls than any other single factor.

We are not a school – but a learning centre – where people of all ages now come to learn.

Developing family learning is one of our key aims and in March 2008 our next venture will be to put on cookery courses for the whole family.”

A representative from the school will receive a certificate and prize at the prestigious National Family Learning Network ‘Families of Our Times’ conference in London on March 7.

Organisations wanting to join Batley Girls School and other family and community venues can register their interest by telephone on 020 7766 0001 or online at www.familylearningweek.com.