Charity maths challenge

Pupils from Year 3 proudly wearing their 'Buddy' Badges SUS-150903-164310001
Pupils from Year 3 proudly wearing their 'Buddy' Badges SUS-150903-164310001

Pupils at Southway Junior School in Burgess Hill have raised an amazing £2,271.58 for the NSPCC .

On Monday 9th February, Emily Bradbury from the NSPCC held a whole school assembly to raise awareness about cruelty to children in the UK and the importance of ChildLine to vulnerable children. A multiplication maths challenge was then set for the pupils to undertake in their classes later in the week and the children were encouraged to ask friends and family to sponsor them for each correct multiplication fact.

Emily Bradbury returned to Southway after the half term holiday to collect the sponsorship money and present the children with their special ‘Buddy’ badges, awarded to each child to reflect the amount of money they had personally raised.

Emily said “This great amount will be used in the NSPCC’S work to put an end to cruelty to children Full Stop. The children at Southway should feel very proud that their hard work will make a significant difference to the lives of vulnerable and abused children.”

Mr Newbold, Headteacher at Southway “This sponsorship challenge was a fantastic way to engage all the children in maths, educate the children in the work of the NSPCC and support a great cause at the same time.”

Amanda Rocca from the NSPCC will be returning to Southway at the end of April to involve the Year 5 & 6 pupils in workshops to further their understanding in the work of the NSPCC and to raise awareness of keeping themselves safe on-line.

Report and picture contributed by Southway Junior School.