PUPILS at King’s Somborne Primary School have turned their skills at maths into a method of raising cash for Unicef.

The children were taking part in the Unicef Day for Change 2014, on Friday, by undertaking a sponsored mathletics challenge.

The school is hoping to raise enough money to purchase two Unicef ‘Schools in a Box’, which cost £150 each.

Each box is designed to help at least 40 children to continue their education after a disaster such as an earthquake or flood.

Head teacher Julie Way said: “All pupils were sponsored for the challenge, and the more questions they got right the higher the sponsorship went.

“It was good because it involved their skills at maths as well.”

The Day for Change is an opportunity for schools to learn about children living across the world in the hope it inspires students to take action.

Julie added: “I was surprised by the statistics from Unicef which say that there are 68 million children in the world that don’t go to school.”