West Lynn Primary School pupils were more than happy to do their sums in a bid to help vulnerable children.
As part of the NSPCC’s Number Day, the school joined others in the country to hold an array of activities, with an emphasis on maths.
Pupils started the day with a special assembly outlining the work of the NSPCC and all classes took part in a Buddy Challenge, working together solving maths clues to unravel a puzzle which was a picture of the children’s charity’s mascot.
They raised a total of £139.50 from the event.
Students at the school, in St Peter’s Road, also dressed up in number-themed costumes to take part in a range of maths-related lessons, which took inspiration from game shows including Blockbuster and Who Wants to Be a Mathionnaire?
Nicki Maddison, West Lynn’s assistant headteacher, said: “We tasked the children to come to school wearing an item of clothing with a number on it or to dress as a number, and they really embraced NSPCC Number Day with some fantastic costumes.
“This was a really fantastic event as it encouraged the children to improve their maths skills while also raising money for a really important cause.”
The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is a leading children’s charity which works to protect children from abuse and help those affected to recover.
The funds raised from Number Day will support vital NSPCC services such as Speak Out. Stay Safe, which visits primary schools across the country to teach students all about the dangers of abuse and what they can do to help.
Karen Walker, schools manager from the NSPCC, said: “It was a great day of learning and play. By getting children involved in our numbers-based activities, schools will also help us be there for children when they need us most.”