PUPILS in Erskine discovered maths can be fun when they enjoyed a day of number-themed activities.

Staff at Barsail Primary School are focusing on promoting maths, improving each child’s identity as a mathematician and encouraging a positive, can-do attitude when it comes to working with numbers.

Last week, several pupils took part in a NSPCC number day which is marked every year in February to raise cash for the children’s charity.

Each youngster wore number-related clothes and there was a competition to identify the staff members wearing specific numbers.

The whole school also took part in a range of activities linked to a children’s party theme to demonstrate how important maths is in real life.

Jenna Morrison, primary one teacher and Barsail numeracy champion, said: “Number day was a huge success.

“The children were engaged and motivated. They had fun using their maths skills in a meaningful context.

“We would like to thank the Park Mains High School pupils who led activities on the day.

“This provided a great leadership opportunity for them and really helped our children.

“We also raised money for charity as pupils brought in donations for NSPCC.”

The NSPCC focuses on keeping children safe from abuse so they can grow up healthy and active.

Barsail Primary will be hosting more events focused on maths in the near future.

Later this month, pupils will be able to enjoy a Maths and Munch event, which will see parents come along to learn how they can help their child at home with numbers work.

Children and parents will take part in fun maths activities together.