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Fundraising really adds up for pupils

NSPCC Numbers Day at Bedlington's Meadowdale Academy with pupils (left to right-back four) Laura Moscrop, Georgia Capstaff, Robbie Elder, Bethan Godsmark and (front) Matthew Ingledew.
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NSPCC Numbers Day at Bedlington's Meadowdale Academy with pupils (left to right-back four) Laura Moscrop, Georgia Capstaff, Robbie Elder, Bethan Godsmark and (front) Matthew Ingledew. REF 0312136236

Students at Meadowdale Academy in Bedlington have been number crunching for the day to celebrate the NSPCC’s annual sponsored maths challenge.

Pupils and teachers at the school took part in a varity of activities for the annual maths challenge – Number Day – including the multiple maths maraonth, and dress up for digits, where pupils had to wear an item of clothing with a number on it.

Maths coordinator Anna Bunce said: “Each of our form classes held a stall at the market where they became business managers for the day and had to pitch their ideas to the class, gain support, set up and provide all that is needed for their stall.

“We have many budding entrepreneurs and this was a great chance to put their maths skills to the test and realise what we learn in school is for real live.

“The icing on the cake was that we were also raising awareness and vital funds for an important charity.”

Number Day was sponsored by Vosene Kids, and schools were given downloadable teaching and fundraising materials to help them raise as much money for the charity as possible.

Lisa Jones, NSPCC schools fundraising organiser, said: “By being part of Number Day 2013 , Meadowdale Academy 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.”

 

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