CLOCKS and calculators were among the outfits sported by children at a Worcestershire primary school for the NSPCC’s number-themed annual fundraiser. 

Pupils from St Anne’s CE Primary School in Bewdley, Worcestershire joined schools and nurseries across the region and country by taking part in this year’s Number Day, which took place today (Friday, February 2.)

The youngsters dressed in wacky, numerical-themed outfits while enjoying maths-inspired activities and games, including a number hunt across the school.

Last year, over 7,000 nurseries and schools were involved with Number Day and raised £400,000 for the NSPCC. 

Jo Harvey, headteacher at the school, said: “We love to take part in Number Day every year, it’s a fun and educational way to raise money for a worthy cause.

“We’re hosting lots of activities this year, including a number hunt, where the children are seeking out hidden numbers across the school.

"The children and staff have come dressed in digits and we’re seeing lots of creative and colourful outfits. Number Day is a fantastic day for all of us.”

Jodie Smith, a governor at St Anne’s School, added: “It’s lovely to see the children so enthralled in their activities that we have set up for the day. Lots of happy smiling faces and I hope the children had a wonderful day celebrating a day for the NSPCC.”

The Number Day fundraiser was supported by veteran children’s TV presenter and maths enthusiast Johnny Ball.

Schools that registered for Number Day had access to online resources, games, quizzes and free curriculum-based activities like ‘Dress up for Digits’.

Kelly Yardley, NSPCC’s Schools Coordinator for Worcestershire, said: “I would really like to thank St Anne’s Primary, along with all the other participating nurseries and schools in Worcestershire, for taking part in this year’s Number Day.

"It was a fabulous opportunity to celebrate maths and to raise funds to help support the NSPCC.

“The majority of the NSPCC’s income comes from public donations, and so the charity simply couldn’t run its vital services like Childline that help so many children and young people in Worcestershire. Every pound raised adds up.”