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Queen Katharine Academy raises £950 for NSPCC

Students and staff at Queen Katharine Academy raised £950 for national charity, the NSPCC, during their annual Numbers Week.

The whole academy came together to take part in the week’s activities, with students from Years 7 to 13 helping to make the day a success.

The annual Numbers Week was designed to encourage every subject in the curriculum to use numbers to increase students’ awareness of the importance of numbers in everyday life. Tutor groups across the academy discussed questions such as “What would your day be like without being able to use numbers?” and took it in turns to run stalls during break and lunchtime throughout the week.

Representatives from the NSPCC visited the academy during the week to host a workshop for Year 7 students, sharing information about the work that they do as a charity. The week culminated in a non-uniform day where students were encouraged to dress in a numbers themed outfit and make a small donation to the charity.

Bethan Griffiths, the academy’s Numeracy Co-ordinator, said: “We have really enjoyed hosting Numbers Week again this year. It has been great to see our students so engaged and enthusiastic about numbers and problem solving. The week provided such a positive atmosphere and to be able to inspire this sort of learning, whilst raising money for such an important cause, is an honour. We are already looking forward to planning new activities for next year.”

Head of School, Lynn Mayes, said “I am thrilled that we were able to raise a significant amount of money for the NSPCC again this year. The work the charity does is vital, taking care of and supporting vulnerable children in our community and helping to change their lives. I am really proud of our students for not only their commitment to Numbers Week but their dedication to charitable work. Raising money for the charity resonates with our ‘Respect’ values celebrating excellence, community and empathy – all vital skills our students need to become good citizens of the world.”