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Join our 'National Numeracy Day Live' event with West Ham United Foundation and special guest stars

27 Apr 2023

School children across the UK can take part in some star-studded, non-stop number fun to celebrate National Numeracy Day on Wednesday 17 May.

National Numeracy celebrity ambassadors Katya Jones and Bobby Seagull

A livestreamed event with celebrities, West Ham United Foundation and BBC CBeebies favourites the Numberblocks, will help get kids feeling great about numbers.

The 'National Numeracy Day Live' event will be hosted by National Numeracy Ambassadors Katya Jones and Bobby Seagull and will feature some very special VIP guests from West Ham and Numberblocks!

Everyone can join in with the free event via a livestream link that will be available here, on the National Numeracy website, at 9.30am on 17 May. 

Strictly Come Dancing star Katya Jones will kick off proceedings at 9.30am by getting children warmed up with her National Numeracy Day dance. 

Then Bobby Seagull, TV star, maths teacher and legendary quizzer, will be hosting 'Bobby’s Big Number Fun Quiz'.

Don't worry, it's not a maths test! From extraordinary animals to fantastic footballers, Bobby's Big Number Fun Quiz is a friendly quiz to get primary school-aged kids feeling good about the numbers in their lives.

How to take part in National Numeracy Day Live

Sign up via the purple button below to receive:

  • 'Bobby's Big Number Fun Quiz' quiz sheets for your kids.
  •  Katya's video and worksheet. Get practising your dance steps with Katya.
  • The livestream link for this event.
  • Your National Numeracy Day toolkit - with a host of other celebrity number fun activities for children and everything you need to make the day go with a bang!

Sign up now

What they say...

Bobby Seagull said:

“I’m super excited to be hosting Bobby’s Big Number Fun Quiz at National Numeracy Day Live. I want to show children across the UK just how fun maths can be, with help from the amazing West Ham United Foundation!”

Katya Jones said:

"I’m really looking forward to bringing some sparkle to National Numeracy Day Live! I’ll be joined by my friend Numberblock One and we will be kickstarting the day with a dynamic dance warm-up! Together, we can discover the link between dancing and maths, how much fun learning new skills can be and leave feeling more confident."

Bryan Glover, West Ham United Foundation Director of Programmes, said:

“We’re proud to be partnering with National Numeracy Day again this year to deliver this exciting event where we can bring numbers to life. Maths can often be something that people shy away from but we all use numbers in our daily lives. So, by working in collaboration and doing activities like this we hope to be able to spread the message that numbers can be fun and we want to empower people to be more confident in using numbers and improving their skills.”

Sam Sims, CEO of National Numeracy, said: 

“We want the nation to feel confident about using numbers and maths in everyday life. What better way to show children how interesting and fun numbers can be than with a live quiz, dancing and football?” 

Why is National Numeracy Day so important?

•    Millions of children leave school lacking number confidence. 30% of school-leavers (18-24s) feel anxious about using maths and numbers. They are the most maths-anxious adult group in the UK. Let's help children feel more confident with numbers so they leave school feeling equipped  to use maths in the real world.

•    In the UK, 49% of the UK’s working-age population have the expected numeracy levels of a primary school child, significantly below the average for developed countries. This can be changed. Join us!

About National Numeracy

National Numeracy is the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping people feel confident with numbers and using everyday maths. 

The charity’s mission is to empower children and adults in the UK to get on with numbers so they can fulfil their potential at work, home and school. 

National Numeracy’s work improves how people understand and work with numbers in everyday life, sparking better opportunities and brighter futures. 

Sign up for National Numeracy Day to get involved and help your school, organisation or community get number confident! In the build up to 17 May, you will receive your free toolkit filled with heaps of fun materials and resources to use and share, joining thousands of others helping the nation get on with numbers.

Sign up now

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