A NATIONAL child welfare charity is encouraging Hampshire schools to participate in 'Number Day.'

NSPCC are aiming to get every nursery, primary and secondary school in the county to take part in their event, which is a maths-inspired fundraising day for children.

The curriculum-based activities that are part of Number Day resemble famous game shows including Blockbusters and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Pupils will also be encouraged to ‘Dress Up For Digits’ and make a donation to wear an item of clothing with a number on it.

Emma Aked, NSPCC schools area co-ordinator for Hampshire, said: "We are hoping for lots of schools to sign-up to what can be a great day of learning and play. "By getting children involved in our numbers-based activities you can also help us be there for children when they need us most.

"This year we’ve refreshed our materials to ensure everyone can join in the fun - even if maths isn’t their favourite subject."

Funds raised from Number Day will go towards NSPCC services such as 'Speak out Stay Safe', which is a programme that sees members visit primary schools to teach children about the dangers of abuse.

Schools can sign up to the fundraiser by visiting www.nspcc.org.uk/numberday.