Schools in Harrow are being encouraged to sign up to NSPCC Number Day to help more children engage with and enjoy maths.
Number Day is an annual event aimed at children in nurseries, primary and secondary schools, with teachers and pupils raising vital funds for the NSPCC while having fun with maths.
Since Number Day was first launched 22 years ago, it has raised nearly £3 million for the NSPCC. Last year, 5,000 schools got involved with Number Day and raised £400,000. and we’re looking for even more schools across London to take part this year.
This year’s event takes place on Friday, February 3, and will see free curriculum-based downloadable activities available to schools across the country to help liven up their lessons while raising funds for the children’s charity.
Johnny Ball, veteran children’s TV presenter and maths enthusiast is supporting the NSPCC’s Number Day too, he said: “The NSPCC’s Number Day is a great way for all children and schools to celebrate the joy of learning mathematics while supporting such a great cause.”
The NSPCC website has suggestions for activities and games children and teachers can enjoy. Once teachers sign up they can find out more about activities, including ‘Dress up for Digits’ where children, pupils and staff can wear an item of clothing on Number Day with a number on it and make a donation to the NSPCC.
Funds raised from Number Day could help support vital NSPCC services such as Childline and Speak Out Stay Safe.
Last year, an incredible 141,556 children from 420 schools in London, including those in Harrow, took part in the NSPCC’s online Speak Out Stay Safe programme.
If you would like to know more about taking part in the NSPCC’s forthcoming Number Day please visit: www.nspcc.org.uk/support-us/charity-fundraising/schools-fundraising-ideas/number-day/