On Friday 2nd February, Students and Staff did not let the icy conditions put them off and had a great time celebrating Number Day.
Number Day is an annual event promoted by the National Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) which aims to encourage children to enjoy numbers and mathematical thinking whilst also raising much needed funds for the charity.
During the day school was filled with number themed events which included; a number treasure hunt, a number book hunt and the traditional cake sale.
The number hunt required students to solve a range of mathematical problems then find a member of staff wearing a badge displaying the correct answer. The number book hunt combined literacy with numeracy with students having to visit the library and then find as many non- fiction books containing a number in the title as possible. Both activities were very well supported with students enthusiastically searching for clues and answers throughout the day.
At lunchtime the Mini Maths Leaders, a team of Year 7 and 8 students who meet weekly and help to promote and support extra-curricular maths activities organised a cake sale. As you can see from the pictures we have some talented bakers and received some amazing number themed cakes and even a number “pi” !
The day was a massive success and thanks to all who took part we managed to raise the sum of £132.30 for the NSPCC.