NSPCC Number Day 2021
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What is NSPCC Number Day?
Children are the future, and the future is bright if we raise our children correctly. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a UK organisation dedicated to keeping childhoods free of abuse. Number Day is a maths fundraising day for the NSPCC, and it will take place on Friday, 7 May 2021 this year.
A day dedicated to maths may not sound the most exciting to everyone, but Number Day is so much more than that. Number Day serves to celebrate the importance of maths as well as the importance of treating and raising children correctly. It is a day of play and learning dedicated to important fundraising efforts.
On this day, the NSPCC offers downloadable curriculum-based activities for kids of all abilities and ages. Kids and their families are encouraged to make a donation to the organisation and wear a piece of clothing with a favourite number on it. All donations support NSPCC services and efforts.
Who Founded Number Day?
Number Day was founded by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). It is supported by Oxford University Press, Man Group, and the Maths on Toast family maths charity.
What Is the NSPCC?
The NSPCC is the number one children’s charity in the United Kingdom that specialises in protecting children from abuse. The goal in protecting children now is also to prevent abuse for future generations. The NSPCC is the only charity in the UK that possesses statutory powers, which allows the organisation to take action to protect children who are at risk of abuse.
Celebrating NSPCC Number Day
You don’t have to love maths to celebrate NSPCC Number Day. In fact, the NSPCC makes numbers fun by turning maths into exciting games and contests. This organisation makes it easy for you to celebrate Number Day in your home or classroom by providing a variety of downloadable games, quizzes, activities and more.
Taking part is as easy as logging onto the NSPCC Number Day website and registering your class or group. Once registered, you’ll gain access to a variety of resources, ideas for exploring numbers, tips for helping kids raise money, and promotional items for promoting number day throughout your school or other establishment. Teachers will also receive resources on how to safeguard children from the harms of child abuse.
Why Take Part?
Participating in Number Day can greatly improve the lives of children across the UK. The funds you earn through participating in NSPCC Number Day directly support NSPCC efforts to protect children and prevent child abuse, including the Childline helpline service and so much more.
Facts About Child Abuse
- One in five children in the UK have experienced severe abuse
- Children under the age of one are most vulnerable to abuse
- Girls and boys experience similar child abuse rates
- One in three UK children who were abused by an adult didn’t say anything at the time
- One-hundred percent of all child neglect and abuse is associated with a decline in mental health. Abused children are more likely to have suicidal thoughts or to cause self-harm