Two reasons are given for the lack of adequate teaching in statistics: the newness of the field and students' lack of conceptual background. The author discusses the importance of the Schools Council Project for making significant progress in this area. The aim of this project is to produce appropriate teaching materials that are consistent with the teaching principles developed by the committee. The curriculum is divided into eight units, each lasting 4 to 5 hours. Students are grouped into four levels corresponding to ages 11-12, 12-13, 13-14, and 14-15. Units were well-constructed and designed for the general student with each topic carefully broken down and developed. The teachers' notes were carefully constructed and an integral part of each unit. These contained description of aims, objectives, prerequisites, equipment, and planning.