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Warren Shute, who is one of UK’s leading financial planners and a regular provider of money saving tips to the national media, delivered a unique maths lesson to primary school children on Friday 15 March, in aid of the NSPCC’s Number Day.
NSPCC Number Day is a maths-inspired fundraising day for children in nursery right through to secondary school, with free downloadable activities suitable for all ages and abilities.
The financial planner, who normally works with wealthy individuals and businesses owners was lending his support to the children’s charity and hopefully inspiring the next generation of children at Parkfield primary school.
Pupils at the school got into the spirit of Number Day by dressing up in numbers inspired outfits and taking part in fun curriculum-based activities such as Wish upon a Star, Who wants to be a Mathionnaire and Number Hunt, whilst making a small donation to take part.
Funds raised from Number Day will help support vital NSPCC services such as Speak out Stay Safe which visits primary schools across London to teach children about the dangers of abuse and what they can do if they need help.
Gabriella Russo, NSPCC Schools Area Co-ordinator for West London, said: “In the last school year (2017/18) the NSPCC’s Schools Service reached over 43,000 primary school children in more than 140 primary schools across west London with its Speak out Stay safe workshops and assemblies.”
The head teacher at Parkfield Primary School said “We are delighted that Warren has taken time out of his busy schedule to support our fundraising efforts for NSPCC’s Number Day. Having a leading financial planner to come into school and talk to primary school aged children about finances in such a fun, interactive way was fantastic and very inspiring for the children.”
Warren Shute added “the children and staff at Parkfield primary school were amazing, I was so impressed how engaging the children were and what mature questions they asked, it was a great day for everyone”