STUDENTS at a west Cumbrian school have celebrated maths in aid of a worthy charity.

Ashfield Junior School at High Street, Workington took part in the national event on Friday, raising funds for the NSPCC.

Year 6 teacher Caroline Gibson said: “We do this every year, it’s always a really good way of supporting a really worth while charity.”

She added that students have fully engaged with the day and enjoyed the activities that took over the school day.

Activities took place throughout the day, bringing the subject to life, including a maths orienteering circuit and practical problem solving.

It was a non-uniform day at the school with some students making costumes themed around maths.

Rhys Bold came to school dressed as his maths teacher with Mohammed Abobghala and Harry McMinn making dice costumes.

Year six student Lauren Black enjoyed the fundraising day. She said: “We were doing the Times Tables Rockstars, we have been getting lots of practice at it and we’re getting really good at our times tables.”

Simone Walters, schools coordinator for the NPSCC visited the school to see fundraising in action.

“Any money that’s raised during the day goes towards NSPCC services.”

Money raised for the charity since it began 20 years ago has aided the charity in supporting children through services like Childline.

Funds raised also benefit “Speak Out. Stay Safe” an NSPCC programme in schools that helps children understand the signs of abuse and who to talk to.

NSPCC schools manager Karen Walker said: "Number Day is a fantastic way to engage children with numbers and make maths more meaningful, all whilst raising money for the NSPCC."