Maths challenge

Rachel Jackson from the NSPCC presents Golden Flats pupils with a certifiocate for their fundraising and its mascot Buddy

Rachel Jackson from the NSPCC presents Golden Flats pupils with a certifiocate for their fundraising and its mascot Buddy

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BRIGHT youngsters from a Hartlepool primary school raised hundreds of pounds for a leading children’s charity.

Pupils at Golden Flatts Primary School got down to some impressive mental number crunching in a sponsored maths challenges.

That, along with a non-uniform day, when children had to try to wear something with numbers on it, raised £557 for the NSPCC.

It will pay for over 100 calls to the NSPCC’s lifeline service ChildLine.

Pupils presented the money to Rachel Jackson of the charity at a dedicated assembly.

Adam Cochrane, deputy headteacher of the Seaton Lane school, said: “We were really impressed with the amount we raised for the NSPCC Full Stop campaign, which has been the largest charity amount we have raised for a long time.

“Rachel was delighted with the donation and told the children it would fund over 130 calls to ChildLine.

“The children at Golden Flatts love maths and have won the last two local Sumdog competitions, an online maths competition open to all primary schools in Hartlepool.”

Pupils were sponsored by family and friends to take part in the challenge which involved them having to answer 10 maths questions under test conditions.

Other activities that took place across the day included a range of other maths challenges, creating numerical poems and the children also produced some great number art for a display.

Rachel Jackson, schools fundraiser for the NSPCC in the North East, said: “I would like to thank the pupils at Golden Flats Primary School for their fundraising efforts and helping to bring in the pounds for the NSPCC.

“We are thrilled they are helping spread the word and raise awareness of the charity amongst other young people.

“This money will help us continue to offer services for vulnerable children, young people and families across the region.”