Digital dress-up day

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STUDENTS of The Deanery High School will be number-crunching on December 3 to celebrate the NSPCC’s annual sponsored maths challenge – Number Day.

Pupils and teachers at the school will be taking part in activities such as Dress Up For Digits Day where pupils make a small donation to wear an item of clothing with a number on it, or take part in quizzes such as Who Wants to be a Mathionnaire.

Schools taking part in Number Day, will receive downloadable teaching and fund-raising materials, including comprehensive, curriculum-based resources.

Materials have been created with Oxford University Press to help teachers deliver fun, interactive and engaging maths lessons, while raising money for vulnerable children and young people.

Mrs Brown, the Deanery’s head of Key Stage 3 maths, said: “Our school community has always been generous with their time and effort to support charities such as the NSPCC and this seems like an interesting way of raising money.”

Mel Holland, NSPCC schools fund-raising manager said: “By being part of Number Day 2013, the Deanery is 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 in distress or danger.

“There’s still time to sign up if other schools want to get involved. It’s a fantastic, fun way to get children of all ages engaged in maths.”

To register your school, visit where all curriculum based maths resources will be available to download from mid-October.