Did you know that, in Northern Ireland, the population of Country Antrim is more than 10 times that of County Fermanagh and that in 2021 Ahoghill and Whitehead were ‘census twins’ because they both had a population of exactly 3,537 people?
Let's Count! is a learning resource developed by CCEA in partnership with Census 2021, supported by NISRA. The resource provides ready-made lessons for teachers, using real-life Census data to explore life in Northern Ireland and how it is changing.
The Let’s Count! lessons are based around the themes of Population, Settlements, Transport, and Occupations. The materials are tailored to the needs of Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, and Key Stage 2 learners supporting the development of skills relevant to Mathematics and Numeracy, The World Around Us, and Personal Development and Mutual Understanding.
They include presentations, activities, interactive games, chart creators, and posters. Irish Medium versions of all pupil resources are available.
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency’s Chief Executive, Philip Wales, said:
“It’s great for NISRA to be continuing our partnership with CCEA on the Let’s Count resource. The Census is a vital resource which helps us to understand the society we live in, and it’s brilliant to be able to bring it into the classroom for the next generation of school children. I hope these key learning resources will be a help to teachers and bring insights to students across the country.”
For further details on how classes can explore lessons around the Northern Ireland Census visit www.ccea.org.uk/census
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