It all adds up for pupils taking part in National Numeracy Day

S1 winners, Andrew Currie, Harvey Dale, Corey McConnell and Eilidh McNeish.

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Arran High School pupils put their mathematical knowledge and skills to the test when they took part in National Numeracy Day challenges.

The highlight of the event, which took place last week, was an outdoor numeracy treasure hunt where S1, S2 and S3 pupils competed against each other to complete the hunt first.

Senior pupils also completed numeracy day starters before returning to revising for their forthcoming assessments in maths. Some S6 pupils helped organise the S1, S2 and S3 treasure hunt as well as helping on the day.

Acting faculty head of mathematics and numeracy Allan Wilson said: ‘We had a great day celebrating national numeracy day in the school. I am keen to improve and promote numeracy as much as I can. I want to make it enjoyable for our pupils and remove the stigma of working with numbers.

‘I would like to thank our S6 helpers Rory Currie, Lottie Pickles, Naomi Provan, John McNeish, Abbie Mulholland, Amelia Robertson, Millie Young, Mhairi Thomas, Jed Russell, James Reid, Kyle McNicol and Malley Robertson for all their hard work and helping to make it a great day.’

School staff supported the initiative by joining in and completing their own national numeracy day quiz. The winner was Mrs Moyra Manson, Arran high pupil support teacher.


S1 winners Andrew Currie, Harvey Dale, Corey McConnell and Eilidh McNeish. No_B22AHS01

S2 winners Catherine Smith, Kaitlyn Haddow and Harry Gilmore. No_B22AHS02

S3 winners Beth McCarthy, Bella Reid and Lily Currie. No_B22AHS03

Pupils search for clues in the numeracy treasure hunt. No_B22AHS04