Winning Moves UK has seen a record number of entrants for its annual Top Trumps Schools Tournament, the grand finals of which take place on Saturday.
This year, more than 2,500 primary schools up and down the country entered the event.
Around 125,000 children between the ages of six and 11 have been competing in qualification rounds, a “record” by a “fairly comfortable margin” according to Winning Moves UK’s marketing manager Claire Simon.
“Over the last seven years with these Tournaments, we’ve managed to entrench Top Trumps’ presence in the classroom with teachers, alongside its ever present playground presence,” said Simon.
“Before we initiated the Top Trumps Schools Tournament in 2010, educational leaders were hailing the cards as a perfect form of camouflaged teaching – that is, explaining key learning subjects in a fun and visual way. We’re delighted that both this rationale and Top Trumps Schools Championships are on an upward curve.”
This Saturday, twelve finalists aged between eight and eleven will battle it out at the grand finals, held at Birmingham’s Thinktank Science Museum.