MATHS lessons would be far more interesting if Kylie was involved.
And if you knew you were doing your bit for charity at the same time, wouldn't you get your maths thinking cap on?
NSPCC Cymru/Wales is this week urging schools to do just that, with the backing of the princess of pop (and let's not forget her Maesteg roots) as they call for people to sign up for its national maths-focused fundraising event - Number Day 2004.
This will be held on December 1 and aims to raise £200,000 for the Full Stop Appeal to end child cruelty.
Following on from the success of Number Day 2002, the NSPCC is working again this year in partnership with Count On, the Government's maths-for-all initiative. The Capita Group has once again joined forces with the NSPCC as official event sponsor.
Teaser cards are landing on the desks today of thousands of schools across Wales, England and Northern Ireland encouraging them to register for the specially designed resource pack.
Number Day 2004 will see schools running games and activities which have been devised by professionals in the mathematics field and are tailored to meet the requirements of key stages 1 to 3. Pupils will take part in the fun while being sponsored by family and friends.
The initiative is backed by NSPCC Ambassador Kylie Minogue who is urging all schools to sign up and who will feature on the Number Day promotional materials in the resource pack.
She said, "I support the NSPCC's work because I believe that all children should be able to grow up safe and happy. Childhood is the foundation for life. There is nothing more important."
The Number Day pack will be sent to schools in early October. They have been designed to be practical and flexible enough so that all activities are easy to organise and can take place either during a maths lesson, at an assembly or during a school morning or afternoon session.
Awareness-raising information will also be contained in the pack as part of an assembly plan. The assembly will give teachers an opportunity to promote the fun side of maths while highlighting the vital work that the NSPCC does in protecting children and providing every vulnerable child with "someone to turn to".
This campaign encourages children and young people to find someone to talk to if they have problems which are overshadowing their lives. Though young people may suffer from abuse, bullying and neglect, they can be reluctant to seek help. The Society wants every child to know there is someone they can approach if they need to and that the NSPCC is seen as an organisation that can help.
Gwen Axford schools manager for Wales and the south west said, "This event is a fantastic way of making maths fun and generating interest in the different ways that we can use numbers.
" It also helps to increase awareness of the work of the NSPCC and raises money for campaigns like someone to turn to."
Paul Pindar, chief executive of Capita and chairman of the NSPCC's Corporate Development Board said the company will be harnessing their extensive relationships across education to assist in maximising awareness and fundraising for this initiative.
This is the third time that the NSPCC has held the event.
Number Day 2002 saw some 500 schools taking part, with pupils raising a total of £187,000 to help children in need of care and protection.