Number Day 2020
In February, students in Year 7 and 8 took part in Number Day to help raise money for the NSPCC. As well as taking part on the actual day itself, students also collected money during tutor time which has all been donated to the NSPCC charity and taken part in a school-wide quiz throughout the week.
Each band in Year 7 and 8 had a two-hour slot where they looked to complete the eight different stations to the best of their ability. The eight stations in the main hall tested a variety of different skills, all of which were designed to develop students’ team-working skills as well as promoting a real enthusiasm for Maths.
As with all events, the helpers are always vital in ensuring that everything runs smoothly on the day. We enlisted the help of some of our Year 10 and Year 11 on both days. They were a real credit to the school and handled the responsibility of manning their stations exceptionally well. The feedback from students supported this, and seeing their engagement when explaining their station to students definitely had a positive impact on the students themselves. Thank you to all our Year 10 and 11 students for making both days run as well as they did, we could not have done it without your help.
The excitement is far from over though – as tutors in both Year 7 and 8 will be busy encouraging their groups to submit as many quiz sheets as possible, as well as rallying towards one final push for donations. There will be various prizes handed out in assembly before the Easter holidays; to those standout groups on Number Day, to the students with the most correct answers on the quiz and tutor points being made available to those tutor groups that collect the most money for the NSPCC.
Overall it was a fantastic few days and the students really engaged with all the activities that they took part in. For our Year 7 students, they can look forward to this event again next year!
Students' Quotes from Number Day
"I liked the range of activities and my favourite was the parachute game"
- Shahmir A
"I really liked all the activities’’ - Tiarna A
"I am very happy to have started Cheam High School and I am a student in Year 7. Overall I thought Number Day was a fun yet educational way of learning. I really enjoyed the different activities and I hope we get to do it again" - Sanvi G
"I had quite a lot of fun on Number Day. When I first heard about it I thought it was going to be really boring; as soon as I went in the hall I changed my mind.
I liked it because everyone got a go at everything and the games were super fun. Personally, my favourite was the noughts and crosses game!" - Amelie A