Lyndon School students go on a number hunt for charity!
Students at Lyndon School took part in NSPCC Number Day, which is a maths-inspired fundraising event where schools across the UK raise money for the NSPCC.
The funds raised from Number Day will support vital NSPCC services such as ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’, which visits primary schools across the UK to teach students all about the dangers of abuse and what they can do to help. In support of NSPCC Number Day, Lyndon School planned a whole school number hunt. Students were given a number fact a day shared at tutor time, this ranged from the definition of a prime number, to understanding perfect numbers, and even learning about imaginary numbers.
On the day all students in Years 7 to 10 were given a number quiz to complete based on these facts. All staff on duty were given a number and the students had to find the staff members that answered their question, for example ‘find the staff member who is in their prime’, ‘find the staff members which are perfect’. They also had a tutor time activity based on NSPCC number day where students got thinking about jobs involving maths and solving number puzzles.
Mr Abid Butt, Principal said:
“I was delighted for Lyndon School students and staff to get involved with the NSPCC’s Number Day. Not only was this a fun way to raise money for a worthy cause, it was also a great way to get students thinking about maths differently!”