TimesTables RockStars Guinness World Record Event

Friday 20 May 2022

On Wednesday 18th May, King Solomon Academy hosted a special event. KSA Year 4 pupils led the world record attempt at rolling numbers together. Livestreamed on Youtube to hundreds of primary schools across the country, the event celebrated National Numeracy day. The attempt was led by celebrities Katya Jones and Bobby Seagull, and supported by a visit from the Secretary of State for Education.

Rolling numbers is a high-octane, call-and-response times tables chant that gets everyone excited and passionate about numbers.

All across the UK, thousands of children joined in live to rock and roll their five times table - chosen specifically for National Numeracy Day’s fifth birthday!

We were joined by Nadhim Zahawi, the Secretary of State for Education, who delivered the children a positive message - "Numbers are for everybody, take part, you are on a roll and you are rock stars!"

The minimum requirement set by Guinness World Records was 1,500 views, which was surpassed with ease by children at school and at home. With peak viewing figures of an impressive 5,494, the Guinness World Records representative awarded the official certificate.

Timestables Rockstars is a programme that is used in Ark schools and many primary schools across the country to help pupils to feel motivated, challenged and successful at being able to immediately recall their multiples. Bruno Reddy, who was the first Maths teacher at KSA Secondary, founded Time Tables Rock Stars to help all pupils to learn times tables with confidence. KSA is proud to be the birthplace of such an important part of maths education.