A CHARITY hopes its latest initiative will add-up for Keighley-district schools.

The NSPCC is staging a Number Day on Friday, February 2, to boost pupils' maths skills and raise funds.

The venture is aimed at children from nursery age through to secondary school.

There are free, downloadable curriculum-based activities including a quiz and number hunt.

And schools are encouraged to invite their pupils to wear an item of clothing with a number on it, in exchange for a donation.

Proceeds will go towards NSPCC services including Speak Out Stay Safe, which sees trained volunteers visit primary schools to talk to children about abuse and how they can get help.

Nick Hanslip, the charity's schools service manager, said: "It's so important to have the support of schools for Number Day.

"Their involvement will help us to protect more children from abuse and allow pupils to focus on what's important – their hopes, ambitions and education.

"This year we have new and refreshed activities so everyone can have fun with numbers, even if maths isn't their favourite subject!"

For more details and to sign-up, visit nspcc.org.uk/numberday.