School uses maths to raise funds for children’s charity

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A SCHOOL has raised more than £900 for a children’s charity.

Mayfield Infants School raised the money for Number Day, a nationwide event set up by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), through a series of sponsored maths activities.

Students and teachers dedicated their time to numeracy throughout the day, making the subject fun, relevant and meaningful while raising as much money as possible.

Jen Lewis, head of maths at the school said: ‘Both children and parents really engaged in the day and supported the charity generously, as is evident from the total the school managed to raise.

‘As we open up our junior school next year and pupil numbers increase, we hope to continue to develop NSPCC Number Day in all our classes.’

NSPCC schools service manager for London and the south east, Janet Hinton, said: ‘Schools that signed up to Number Day highlighted that maths can be a fun subject for children to learn and develop their skills.

‘We’ve had fantastic support from schools and we would like to thank everyone who got involved.’

Funds raised will help support NSPCC services.