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School Number Heroes competition winners!

22 Jun 2021

This week the winners and runners-up for the National Numeracy Day 2021 competition were announced.

The response to the competition was incredible – with over 5,800 amazing entries submitted, National Numeracy Ambassador Bobby Seagull had a mighty task when choosing the winner.

After rounds of shortlists, Erin Pringle was chosen as the winner, for her wonderful drawing of herself as a Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer. Congratulations, Erin!

As chosen by Erin, the school prize bundle will be going to St Matthew's Church of England Primary School in Surbiton.

Graphic saying "School Number Heroes competition winners"

There were also 10 runners-up chosen, double the initial amount to reflect the staggering amount of entries receieved. These are all displayed in the gallery below – congratulations to AnikaIbrahimInesIsabellaJames, Joshua, Kirstyn, Mishel-Rafiq, Thehansa and Zahra!


Winning entry: Erin Pringle

Runner-up gallery:

Kirstyn and Ines

Kirstyn's drawing of them as a farmer
Ines's drawing of them as a cafe owner

Isabella and Zahra

Isabella's entry of them as a photographer
Zahra's art showing them as a jewellery maker

Anika and Thehansa

Anika's entry of them as a fashion designer
Thehansa's entry of them as a doctor

Ibrahim and James

Ibrahim's drawing of them as a board game designer
James's entry of them as a bridge engineer

Joshua and Mishel-Rafiq

Joshua's entry of them as a YouTuber
Mishel-Rafiq's entry of them as a dermatologist

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