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54,000 people engaged with #NationalNumeracyDay in 2020

@UfiTrust have proudly been supporting #NationalNumeracyDay since its inception in 2018 

100,000 people have taken part in the National Numeracy Challenge since it was introduced and this year’s National Numeracy Day campaign was responsible for 54,000 people who took part to check their numeracy levels and discover what they can do next to improve their confidence with numbers.

This year’s National Numeracy Day on 13th May was a fully online virtual festival that contained an all-day agenda for people of all ages and featured celebrity guest speakers as well as the National Numeracy Day heroes who are all real life examples of how important numbers are in everyday life.

Key findings from the National Numeracy Impact Report:

  • Over 103k people have engaged with the National Numeracy Challenge through the first three National Numeracy Day campaigns – over 50% of these engagements came during the 2020 campaign
  • 54,000 people engaged with the National Numeracy Challenge during May 2020
  • The campaign had 11 lead supporting organisations, 28 supporting organisations, 30 virtual festival contributors, and 1,306 champion organisations
  • We collected over 363,000 video views across our channels, and 13,600 downloads of our resources and activities
  • There was a 60% increase in on-the-day registrations to the National Numeracy Challenge, compared to 2019
  • #NationalNumeracyDay was the top UK Twitter trend on the day

Among the excitement of the celebrity speakers, the headlines, and being number one trend on Twitter, it’s important not to lose sight on the valuable work being done by National Numeracy Day – to raise awareness of the importance of numeracy to personal lives, career development, and the economy.

In the National Numeracy Day Impact report, Sam Sims, CEO of National Numeracy says:

“2020 has been an extraordinary year, with challenges that none of us could have foretold.

“Every person, business and organisation in the UK has a tough road ahead but improving numeracy skills and confidence are vital for the nation’s recovery.”

Sarah Axon, Grants Manager for Ufi VocTech Trust, has been working with National Numeracy on Ufi’s behalf since the relationship with them started. Reflecting on National Numeracy Day 2020 Sarah said:

“The decision to turn National Numeracy Day into an online festival created even more opportunity for people to get involved.

“Improved numeracy skills will be a key component in preparing and upskilling the workforce for the challenges that lie ahead post pandemic and we are pleased to support National Numeracy as they develop the digital tools to help address this.”

Commenting on Ufi’s involvement with National Numeracy, Sam said:

“National Numeracy are hugely grateful for Ufi VocTech Trust’s support and involvement with National Numeracy.

“Their focus on skills for work and adult education aligns perfectly with National Numeracy’s mission of highlighting the importance of numbers in everyday life.

“Ufi demonstrate that better skills can lead to better jobs – confidence with numbers plays a big part in this.”

Stephen Hinde, Community Manager for Ufi VocTech Trust

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