[Skip to content]

NAHT - For Leaders, For Learners
Search our Site
News icon

Count down to Number Day for the NSPCC

The NSPCC Number Day is back and making it count for children on 5 December 2014.

The event is designed to encourage and celebrate learning through maths while also raising money to end cruelty to children across the UK.

Number Day helps nurseries and schools deliver inspiring and interactive maths lessons alongside fundraising activities. Some of the resources have been created in partnership with Oxford University Press and will include number-crunching favourites like Be the boss and updated versions of Who wants to be a mathionnaire?

Pupils of all ages and abilities can participate in Number Day whether their strength is tackling tangents and fathoming fractions or showcasing their creative side with games like Dress up for digits.

NSPCC head of schools' fundraising, Denise Derbyshire, said: “Number Day is a great way for children to engage with maths and support a good cause while having fun. This year we are excited to be introducing some new Oxford University Press activities, starting from early years through to key stage four, so why not sign up today?” 

Claire Breen, vice principal of Tor Bank Special School, said: “Last year, everyone got involved in the NSPCC Number Day with Dress up for digits. Pupils made a small donation to wear an item of clothing with a number on it – even the teachers and school staff got dressed up and we had a fabulous time.”

By taking part in Number Day 2014 and raising money, schools will be 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.

To register your school, see www.nspcc.org.uk/numberday where curriculum-based maths resources will be available to download.

Page Published: 04/11/2014