National Numeracy Day
Bringing numbers to life
We are thrilled to announce the UK’s first ever National Numeracy Day. Taking place on 16th May 2018, the Day will be an annual celebration of the importance of numbers in everyday life and will bring together individuals, employers, educators and influencers to improve numeracy.
From getting the best supermarket deals to managing family finances, or understanding salaries to getting a promotion at work - we all use numbers every day. Despite this, 1 in 2 working-age people have numeracy levels that we would associate with primary school children – but it is never too late to improve.
You can head across to the National Numeracy Day website and sign up to receive information and updates as the campaign progresses. There are lots of ways you can get involved in National Numeracy Day, from checking you have the Essentials of Numeracy to finding out your ‘Numbers Personality’ - the website has a range of fun and free resources to help improve number skills across the UK.
We are delighted to introduce our Founding Supporter for the campaign, KPMG, and we have additional Lead Support from a growing list of organisations including:
- Ufi Charitable Trust
- The Scottish Government & Education Scotland
- Virgin Money
- Columbia Threadneedle Investments
- Health Education England
- Provident Financial Group
There are still opportunities for businesses to follow suit as an official Supporter or Champion of the Day and drive action to increase numeracy levels. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Together, we can ensure that more people benefit from knowing how to use numbers well.
We’re all numbers people!