Barnehurst Federation’s infant school pupils help design floor with 2p coins

Pupils from a South-east London primary school helped design and open a cafe.

Barnehurst Federation’s infant school opened the Happiness Community Cafe, where a section of the floor is made of 2p coins.

Pupils helped headteacher Cassandra Malone source the building and plan the design for it.

Parents and residents from around the Erith school donated more than 1,000 2p coins for the floor.

Mrs Malone said: “The floor has been made out of 2p coins to inspire the children to learn about mathematics and numbers in a different way.

“Our school strapline is Inspired by Innovation.

We have constantly been looking for innovative ways to work and create things with our children.

“We are a mainstream school with many complex children to support and we are proud of our high attainment levels.”

The school in Barnehurst Avenue is rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

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