It added up to sum fun when Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate held a Maths day for charity.
Children raised money for the annual NSPCC Number Day through a non-uniform event that invited them to come dressed in number-themed outfits or as outrageous singers and musicians which linked to the online Times Table Rock Stars learning they enjoy.
Creative costumes ensured a weird and wonderful colourful display in and around the school, with staff joining in too.
Deputy Head of School Hannah Cheshire said: “The aim was to donate to a worthwhile charity and raise the children’s awareness of the essential work carried out by the NSPCC.
“The day was entirely Maths themed. One of the popular highlights was a number-focused assembly based around the Countdown television challenge – the Chilton version was all about times table knowledge, as well as number bonds to 100. Children competed in house teams with the Vikings coming out victorious.”
Head of School Alex McAuley praised the enthusiasm of the children, families and staff for making it a special day in the Chilton calendar.
He said: “It was a fantastic opportunity to support the amazing work the NSPCC do, as well as raise the awareness of the charity for our children. This combined with the opportunity have a day of completing a great range of diverse Maths activities.
“There were some fabulous outfits, accessories and astounding wigs and hats on show across all age groups. Our children had an enjoyable day of fun learning activities that also supported their teamwork and communication skills too.
“Our children and families help us support a number of charities throughout each year at Chilton and we are happy to have raised £300 for the NSPCC through the numbers day.”
*Childline : Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. Find out more online at Childline.org.uk – contact 0800 1111 for advice and counselling.
*NSPCC charity – more info online at NSPCC.org.uk
Chilton Primary is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Upton Junior School, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate Arts Primary.
**For more information contact Head of School Alex McAuley on 01843 597695