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A specialist school has been transformed into a “mathematical planetarium” to encourage pupils to reach for the stars.

The walls at Planet Math’s buildings in Hamilton and St George are now covered in artwork, including images of galaxies and planets to illustrate mathematical concepts, as well as the faces of great mathematicians.

Channa James, artist. Planet Math (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The Planet Math team dreamt up the idea and Channa James of art and Natural Vibes Bda, an arts and beauty business, brought their vision to life.

Planet Math has been decorated with math-inspired murals (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Planet Math has been decorated with math-inspired murals (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The Planet Math team dreamt up the idea and Channa James, of Art and Natural Vibes Bda, an arts and beauty business, brought their vision to life.

Kevin Warner, a founder and director of operations and business development at Planet Math, said: “The artwork is about mathematics and inspiring our youth to love and appreciate its real life application.

“What we have achieved through this change in our building aesthetics speaks to our ultimate goal of being the company that leads the way in shifting the mindset of the culture around mathematics to one that makes the connection that it can be creative, explorative and fun.

“We all love what we do here at Planet Math and that passion is truly infectious and incorporated within everything we do.”

Sergio Pitcher, a founder and director of education, added: “We create a world where everyone loves and appreciates mathematics and can achieve their full potential.

“As the students continue to grasp a better understanding, a newer appreciation and a deeper love for mathematics, the stars and beyond will represent their unlimited potential.

“We want the community and country to be captivated while also creating an appreciation for the amazing investment that has been made in the name of math education, which helps to promote a vivid, engaging and conducive environment for learning.”

Ms James said that Planet Math came to Natural Vibes Bda with a mission to create a “fun, interactive space” designed to inspire people who walked into the centres.

She added: “Giving us creative freedom along with the ideas that they had, we were able to envision the masterpiece and bring it to life, coming up with an exciting, functional and stimulating environment that makes anyone feel like they are actually in space standing on Planet Math.

“The artwork motivates anyone that steps into the building to want to learn.”

Ms James said: “Planet Math is doing such amazing work within the community, namely with their Tutorial Services, Xplorers Xpedition Camps and Math-a-Thons, just to name a few.

“I was both humbled and proud to be a part of such an awesome project.”

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Published October 14, 2020 at 3:25 pm (Updated October 14, 2020 at 3:25 pm)

Planet Math makeover reaches for the stars

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