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Number Heroes competition winners 2022!

11 Jul 2022

This week the winners and runners-up for the National Numeracy Day 2022 Number Heroes competition were announced.

We expanded our Number Heroes competition for kids this year after the inaugural competition proved a runaway success in 2021. We were blown away by the standard of the 8,500 entries – a 49% increase on last year's entries!

Text saying "Number Heroes competition winners!" photos of the winning drawings

Our Ambassador Bobby Seagull invited children to create a picture of how they will use numbers in their lives when they grow up. We saw incredible pictures of vets, teachers, engineers and footballers, and many more.

And instead of just one prize, this year we offered six categories so that everyone aged 3 to 13 could aim to win one of six prize bundles worth over £1,000 for their school, thanks to the generosity of our supporters KPMG, Numberblocks, Maths Circle, Oxford University Press, and White Rose Maths. KPMG also sponsored a new SEND/EHCP category to ensure the competition was as inclusive as possible.

Bobby had a tough task choosing just 6 winners from the amazing entries, but after rounds of shortlists the following were chosen – winning a prize and certificate for themselves, as well as goodies to get their schools all feeling number confident:

  • Pre-School: Aariz, Templars Primary School
  • Primary B: Bronwen, Bolton School Junior Girls
  • Secondary A: Oskar, Harris Academy Morden
  • Primary A: Austrin, The Fairway School
  • Primary C: Emily, Hurst Primary School
  • SEND/EHCP: Teeyeh, Thomasson Memorial School for the Deaf

And with so many excellent entries, there had to be even more runners-up! Those chosen as runners-up were:

  • Aidan, Letham Primary School and ELCC
  • Aishani, Harper Green
  • Beth, St Teresa's Prep School
  • Charlotte, Maltese Road Primary School
  • Darcie, Letham Primary School and ELCC
  • Dawood, The Brent Primary School
  • Finn, Woodlands Infant School
  • Isabel, Portfield Primary Academy
  • Jacob, Hurst Primary School
  • Jacob, Iveshead School
  • Jasmeet, Nishkam High School
  • Joseph, Ravenshall School
  • Joshua, Beechwood Park School
  • Logan, Netherhall School
  • Madison, Woodhall Primary School
  • Matthew, Thomas Gainsborough School
  • Ruby, Lambourn CofE Primary School
  • Sophia, Wimbledon Chase Primary
  • Tilda, Appleton CE Primary School​

You can see all of the wonderful drawings by the winners and runners-up in the gallery below, chosen for their imagination, great effort, and creative uses of numbers.

Winners gallery

Aariz's drawing
Austrin's drawing
Bronwen's drawing
Emily's drawing
Oskar's drawing
Teeyeh's drawing

Runners-up gallery

Collage of the runners-up