Pupils counting on right result for fundraiser

Pupils will be taking part in 'Number Day'. Picture by John Challicom
Pupils will be taking part in 'Number Day'. Picture by John Challicom

Pupils at a Bedlington school will be number crunching to celebrate a sponsored maths challenge in aid of NSPCC’s annual Number Day.

Meadowdale Academy will be taking part in activities on ‘Dress Up For Digits Day’ where pupils make a donation to wear clothes with a number on it, or take part in quizzes such as ‘Who Wants to be a Mathionnaire’.

It is all in aid of the NSPCC’s annual ‘Number Day’.

Anna Bunce, from the academy, said: “Having just taken over the mathematics department I was looking for inspirational ways to excite our pupils about mathematics and to bring it to life, and this seemed the perfect way to enjoy maths and to think about those less fortunate than ourselves.”

The school is hoping its fundraising will bring in more than £500 and increase awareness of how fortunate pupils are and ways they can help others, as well as furthering their understanding of maths.

Lisa Jones, NSPCC schools fundraising manager said: “By being part of Number Day 2013, Meadowvale Academy is helping the NSPCC to protect children all year round through its projects and services including ChildLine – the free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service.”