Welcome to the National Literacy and Numeracy Week (NLNW) website! NLNW 2014 has now concluded. Thank you to all the schools, students and teachers that made this year’s NLNW such a great success. Information about the prize winners will be added shortly. Details about NLNW in 2015 will be available early next year.
Meet the Literacy and Numeracy Ambassadors
Alison Lester will be the 2014 Literacy Ambassador for National Literacy and Numeracy week. Alison is an Australian Children’s Laureate, having served in that position in 2012 and 2013. Alison has published over 25 children’s picture books and young adult novels.
Alison has won many literary awards including the 2005 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island.
For more information, visit Alison Lester's website.
Simon has been the Numeracy Ambassador for NLNW since 2009. He is known as the ‘Maths Man’ and has captured the minds and imaginations of many students with his ability to combine the ideas of mathematics with comedy.
Simon appears regularly on ABC1’s Catalyst Program, Discovery International and YouTube channel Numberphile.
He has also written, produced and performed in eleven maths comedy shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Darwin Arts Festival, Adelaide Fringe and the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
To find out more, visit Simon Pampena's website.