NSPCC Number Day 2018

Friday 2nd February - See the Gallery Page for images of the day

All pupils at Archbishop Blanch took part in Number Day 2018 on Friday 2nd February 2018. Pupils were given Numeracy activities to complete in all lessons and took part in the Staff Number Hunt where they went searching for answers to clues that all school staff had the answers to. The questions all had numbers as answers and were from a variety of curriculum subjects as well as numbers they use in real life all the time. The form with the most correct entries was 9V who enjoyed a form breakfast alongside their form tutor Mr Perry.

As part of Number Day 2018, we wanted to raise as much money as possible for the NSPCC. Pupils from all year groups entered into the ‘ABS Fiver Challenge’. Each group were given a £5 note and they could spend it however they wanted in order to make the most money. Two year 7 groups were very successful in their task to do this; one group running a maths quiz with sweets as prizes and the other estimating the number of sweets in the jar. The winner of the jar of sweets with the estimated correct answer of 148 sweets was Allyson in Year 7! Well done!

Next to take on the challenge was Year 9 who created an Egg Roulette Teacher Quiz with a number theme. Six willing teachers answered a question, if they got it correct, they could choose someone else to be egged and if they got it wrong, they faced their own fate. Well done to Mr Boylan who also had to face the Silver Egg question after Chanti in Year 7 won the raffle to egg a teacher of choice!

The Year 10 group organised a Teacher Dance Off were willing performing teachers followed a sequence of moves on the screen to chosen songs ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Footloose’ and ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’. Well done to the winners Mr O’Doherty, Mr McLaren, Miss Walker, Mrs Nadiem and Miss Cummins who won a tray of Lucy’s chocolate brownies! Finally, a group of Year 11s created their very own photo booth with some exciting props available for use. Students could also pick a song to be played at lunch time, a very popular activity.

The pupils involved in running the activities did a fantastic job, deciding how to spend their money and creating activities to make as much profit as possible. As one big team, the pupils counted and verified the money they’d collected over the week and I am proud to say that they raised £351.75 for the NSPCC. A fantastic achievement and thank you to all pupils and staff involved! As well as raising money, they also raised the profile of Numeracy in our school, across all curriculum areas and in everyday life which is a big step towards our goal of achieving the Liverpool Counts Quality Mark in Numacy.

Miss Stuttard

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