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NSPCC grateful to Beech Primary for raising vital funds

Beech children get involved in NSPCC Number Day 2020 to help vital funds add up

Beech Primary School in Huddersfield will be throwing themselves into all things maths as part of a special UK wide fundraising day in aid of the NSPCC.

On Friday 7 February schools can take part using a range of curriculum-based activities, all free and provided by the charity, to liven up their lessons including ‘Who wants to be a Mathionaire’, ‘Number Hunt’ or ‘Wish Upon a Star’.

Since it launched 20 years ago, 3,500 schools have taken part in fun activities for the NSPCC’s maths-inspired ‘Number Day’ and raised nearly £2 million in the process for the charity.

Money collected so far has been used to protect children through services such as Childline and “Speak out. Stay Safe”, a programme which helps children understand the signs of abuse and neglect and who to talk to if they are worried.

Beech thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Number Day last year for the first time and we can't wait to take part again to help develop the profile of maths in our school whilst raising money for such a worthwhile cause!  Planning is well underway and we have lots of exciting maths activities planned which are linked to our whole school trip to Chester Zoo the following week. Children and staff will be dressing up as their favourite number or something that can be counted and there will be a raffle with some fantastic maths prizes to be won!

Karen Walker, Schools Service Manager, said: “Number Day is a fantastic way to engage children with numbers and make maths more meaningful, all whilst raising money for the NSPCC.

“Number Day has raised an incredible amount of money over the past 19 years and we are so grateful to all the schools that have got involved. I hope even more schools will join us this year to celebrate 20 years of Number Day and help protect children.”