The NSPCC is encouraging schools across Northern Ireland to take part in their ‘Number Day’ on Friday 1st February, 2019.
Number Day is a maths-inspired fundraising day for children in nursery right through to secondary school, with free downloadable activities suitable for all ages and abilities.
Some of these fun curriculum-based activities take inspiration from famous gameshows including Blockbuster and Who Wants to Be a Mathionnaire?
Pupils are also encouraged to ‘Dress Up For Digits’ and make a donation to wear an item of clothing with a number on it.
Funds raised from ‘Number Day’ will help support vital NSPCC services such as ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ which visits primary schools across Northern Ireland to teach children about the dangers of abuse and what they can do if they need help.
In the last school year (2017/18) the NSPCC’s Schools Service reached well over 65,000 primary school children in more than 350 primary schools across Northern Ireland with our ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ workshops and assemblies.
Karen Walker, Schools Service manager in Northern Ireland, said: “We are hoping for lots of schools to sign up to what can be a great day of learning and play. By getting children involved in our numbers-based activities you can also help us be there for children when they need us most.
“This year we’ve refreshed our materials to ensure everyone can join in the fun – even if maths isn’t their favourite subject.”
The NSPCC are encouraging schools to sign-up to Number Day 2019 by visiting www.nspcc.org.uk/numberday.
Once registered teachers will have access to the Number Day website where they can download free resources and activities.
About the NSPCC
The NSPCC is the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Using voluntary donations, which make up around 90 per cent of our funding, we help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening. So when a child needs a helping hand, we’ll be there. When parents are finding it tough, we’ll help. When laws need to change, or governments need to do more, we won’t give up until things improve.
Our Childline service provides a safe, confidential place for children with no one else to turn to, whatever their worry, whenever they need help. Children can contact Childline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0800 1111 or by visiting www.childline.org.uk
Our free helpline provides adults with a place they can get advice and support, share their concerns about a child or get general information about child protection. Adults can contact the helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0808 800 5000 or visiting www.nspcc.org.uk