NSPCC numbers day is big hit at Havant Academy

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TEACHERS took to the stage in school to sing in a bid to raise money for charity.

Havant Academy held a numbers day to get pupils enthused about maths and to raise money for the NSPCC, which supports children who are being abused or neglected.

Teachers singing and dancing (left to right), Victoria Adams, Donna Vickers, Sam Ridge, Katie Winwood.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (143454-2)

Teachers singing and dancing (left to right), Victoria Adams, Donna Vickers, Sam Ridge, Katie Winwood.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (143454-2)

It is an annual event and schools all over the country take part.

As part of it, teachers were tasked with singing in front of their pupils.

Emma Greene, 14, who is in Year 10, said: ‘It was funny.

‘We have been doing numbers all day. It’s a good way to learn maths.’

Shannon Clark, 14, also in Year 10, added: ‘It’s been entertaining.

‘Everyone is involved and it’s all interactive. It’s made it more fun and it’s a good charity.’

Year 10 pupil Chelsea Hill, 15, said: ‘It’s a new way to learn so it was quite good. This helped me understand more.

‘It’s a different way of teaching it. It was very good and a good way to raise money. We should do it more.’

The school held a cake sale and a non-school uniform day.

There was a competition to guess the number of sweets in a jar.

Pupils also had to make a donation to the charity to watch the staff karaoke.

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Donna Vickers is the Key Stage 3 maths co-ordinator at Havant Academy who organised the event.

She said: ‘All of the lessons today had a number theme.

‘So we’ve had maths across the curriculum.’

In maths lessons the youngsters played a specially-adapted version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

Ms Vickers added: ‘It’s brought maths to life for the kids.

‘A lot of our students think maths is boring. Today got them energised about maths.

‘They were motivated and it drummed up their enthusiasm for maths.’

Ms Vickers said the karaoke was a huge success with staff and students.

‘They absolutely loved the staff karaoke,’ she said. ‘That was probably our best idea. I would love to do it again on a much bigger scale.

‘Now we’ve done it once I think we’ll get more staff volunteering.’

Teachers performed the Spice Girls’ hits Wannabe and Spice up your Life and Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time.

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