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Number Day is all figured out
9:00am Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
STUDENTS at John Hanson Community School will be number crunching on Tuesday 3 December to celebrate the NSPCC’s annual sponsored maths challenge – Number Day.
Pupils and teachers at the school will be taking part in activities such as Dress Up For Digits Day where pupils make a small donation to wear an item of clothing with a number on it, or take part in quizzes such as Who Wants to be a Mathionnaire.
Number Day fundraising packs have been mailed out to all primary and secondary schools and schools who then register online will also receive additional downloadable teaching and fundraising materials, including curriculum-based resources.
Michael Thain, head of mathematics faculty, said: “It’s a really great opportunity to do something different with numbers whilst supporting and raising awareness of a vitally important cause.
“The NSPCC do an amazing job supporting vulnerable young people.
“I see every day how important it is for vulnerable students to have people around them who encourage and support them.
“All schools should take the opportunity to support the NSPCC in this vital work.”
Ginny Donnelly, NSPCC schools fundraising manager for the South East said: “By being part of Number Day 2013, John Hanson Community School is helping the NSPCC to protect children all year round through its projects and services including ChildLine – the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people in distress or danger.
“There’s still time to sign up if other schools want to get involved. It’s a fantastic, fun way to get children of all ages engaged in maths.”
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