Zoos Victoria has a challenge for schools. The Common Cents Challenge is an on-going initiative aimed at raising awareness and money for the endangered animals such as Eastern Barred Bandicoot.
The idea is that we collect 5c and $2 coins, mark them off the zoo’s poster found in each Boys Junior school classroom and at the end of term 1 we will donate the money to the zoo.
Not only are we raising money for a very worthwhile cause, but it’s a nice little maths activity too.
by Mrs Kylie Newman, Year 3 Teacher