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Number Day adds up to great fun

Pupils at West Lynn and Clenchwarton primary schools, both part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust, enjoyed a ‘mathstastic’ series of activities as part of the NSPCC’s Number Day.

It added up to a whole lot of fun as they dressed up in numbers-themed costumes and solved puzzles. The nationwide event encourages primary schools to raise money for the children’s charity while at the same time celebrating the importance of maths and numeracy skills.

West Lynn pupils came to school in costume to take part in a range of maths-related lessons, which took inspiration from famous gameshows including Blockbuster and Who Wants to Be a Mathionnaire?

Nicki Maddison, West Lynn’s assistant head, 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.”

She added: “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.”

Meanwhile pupils at Clenchwarton Primary School started their day with a special assembly outlining the work of the NSPCC.

Then all classes took part in a ‘Buddy Challenge’, working together solving maths clues to unravel a puzzle which was a picture of the charity’s mascot.

The Clenchwarton pupils raised a total of £139.50 with their efforts.

The funds raised from Number Day will support vital NSPCC services such as ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’, which visits primary schools across the UK 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."