Countdown to NSPCC 'Dress for Digits' Day - Friday 3rd February

Countdown to NSPCC 'Dress for Digits' Day - Friday 3rd February

The countdown is on for NSPCC’s Number Day at The Vale Academy 

Pupils and teachers at The Vale Academy in Dunstable are getting ready to make it count for children on 3rd  February 2017 by celebrating the NSPCC’s Number Day!

Pupils and teachers alike will be going head to head in our fun and engaging math’s activities including  ‘Who Wants to be a Mathionaire?’, ‘Blockbuster’, ‘Fractions Frenzy’ and ‘Maths Challenges’.We’re also going to ‘Dress Up For Digits’ and make a donation to wear an item of clothing with a number on it.

By taking part in Number Day 2017, The Vale Academy will be helping the NSPCC to raise vital funds to protect children and prevent abuse through its projects and services, including Childline – the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people – and Speak Out. Stay Safe, which sees trained volunteers visiting every primary school in every community across the UK, to talk to children about abuse and where to get help if they need it.

Tanya Knight, Maths and Science Co-ordinator from The Vale Academy, said: “Number day is a brilliant way to raise money for the NSPCC as it allows us to support a worthwhile cause while having fun with math’s to support children’s education. We’re excited to see what creative ideas our pupils and teachers have to celebrate this year’s event. I would encourage other primary, secondary schools and nurseries in Central Bedfordshire to get involved and support the work of the NSPCC.”

Lee Mitchell, NSPCC Head of Schools Service said: ‘It’s great to have the support and involvement of The Vale Academy for Number Day 2017. It’s always inspiring to see the creative ways in which pupils and teachers take part in the event.  Whether it’s through our exciting activities or ‘Dress up for Digits’,  the money that schools raise helps us in our fight for every childhood to keep children safe from abuse to allow them to focus on what's important - their hopes, their ambitions and their education.