STAFF and pupils at a Sompting school did their bit to stop cruelty to children when they held a fundraising day in aid if the NSPCC.
The children and teachers at Sompting Abbotts Prep School in Church Lane, Sompting, took part in the NSPCC Number Day and raised more than £250.
The money raised will help the NSPCC protect children all year round through projects and services such as ChildLine.
Wearing an item of clothing with a number on it for a small donation, the children took part in a number hunt around the school and challenged their teachers to ‘Who Wants to be a Mathionnaire?’ contest.
The pupils collected sponsor money for both the games.
They also had immense fun building robots from recyclable materials.
Headmaster Stuart Douch said that the school was buzzing with excitement and all the pupils had thoroughly enjoyed ‘Making Maths Meaningful’, the NSPCC’s slogan for the day.
“Pupils can’t wait to have another similar day,” said Mr Douch.
NSPCC Number Day is a national schools fundraising event for children of all ages.
Since it was launched in 2000, NSPCC Number Day has raised over £1.1 million for its work with vulnerable children across the UK.
The aim of Number Day is to make maths fun and instigate a positive ‘can do’ attitude towards the subject, to raise money to protect children who need help, and to raise awareness of NSPCC’s work.