When actor Patrick McGoohan from the TV show ‘The Prisoner’ announced: “I am not a number, I am a free man” what he didn’t realise was that numbers provide the road to freedom, freedom towards financial security, better job prospects and sound decision making that lasts a lifetime.

Here in St Bonaventure’s Mrs Imrith is excited to announce it’s National Numeracy Day and she has lots of interesting things planned for our students to get involved.

All lessons are starting with a numeracy activity, puzzles, discussion and a short video and at lunchtime activities, games and competitions will be taking place in the maths corridor.  Spot prizes, merits and encouragement to keep using numbers everyday will take place too.

Mrs Imrith went on to explain: “Attitudes towards numbers have been negative for far too long, but at St Bon’s we want to change that. We want to help make people feel confident and recognise the value and presence of numbers in everyday life. People can manage their money better and avoid debt. Everyone has a maths brain and with a little time and effort people can improve their skills and become more confident with numbers.”


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