A census is something very special and only happens once every 10 years!
It uses data gathered to offer a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The first one was in 1801 and has been carried out every 10 years since then (with the exception of 1941 due to the Second World War). The Census is totally unique as there’s simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in.
Because the census is like a survey which involves lots and lots of counting, we have decided to have our very own ‘Let’s Count Day’ at Prince Edward. Today we be collecting some data of and the aim is to complete as many steps as you can. Once you have done this, submit your total before 5pm today. You can use apps or devices to count your steps or you can simply do them in groups of 10, 20 or 50 and record them. We will then add up the number of steps for each class and calculate how many we managed to do as a school!