Free Easter activities and giveaways on offer through Essex Year of Numbers app

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Essex families are encouraged to download the ‘Essex Year of…’ app for a chance to win a daily prize in the lead up to the Easter weekend.

The app is a free resource made available across the county as part of the £1.5 million Essex Year of Numbers initiative that was launched to help people of all ages to thrive in numeracy. 

Featuring free maths games, activities, resources, and information on events coming up throughout the year, the app is available on both android and iOS devices.

From Monday 25 March to Friday 5 April, the app will pose daily Easter themed maths questions for children aged 7 to 15-years-old to answer. By opening a new door each day, users will need to crack the maths puzzle and submit the correct answer to be in with a chance of winning the daily maths related prize. 

Prizes include games, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) kits and coding toys.

The Essex Year of Numbers initiative was launched in response to evidence produced by the charity National Numeracy that shows a link between low numeracy skills and debt, unemployment, and even poor health. It also aims to close the grade gap for disadvantaged children in Essex.  

Download the Essex Year of app from the App Store  

Download the Essex Year of app from Google Play 

Essex Year of Numbers Easter competition terms and conditions 

These standard terms and conditions are subject to any other terms and conditions or rules provided to you or to which you are referred at the time of entering the competition. 

  1. This competition is organised by Essex County Council (ECC), County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1QH. 
  2. ECC reserves the right to void, suspend, cancel or amend the competition at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on 
  3. In the event of any dispute regarding the competition, the final decision of ECC shall be binding and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. 
  4. Terms and conditions shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 
  5. This competition is separate to any other Essex Year of Numbers competition and people can choose to take part in all, any or none. 
  6. By submitting an entry to this competition, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions as set out, and you warrant that you have the legal capacity to enter into and agree to be bound by the same. 

    Qualifying entrants 

  7. Entrants must satisfy the following conditions to enter the competition: live, work or learn in Essex or have another legitimate connection with Essex now or at any time in the past, submit a piece of work that is their own, enter as an individual, pair or group.
  8. Children (of 13-years-old or under) should get their parent’s or guardian’s permission before entering their personal details (name, email address).
  9. Employees of ECC and their families are eligible to enter this competition. 
  10. Use of false name or address will result in disqualification. 
  11. ECC reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions. 
  12. ECC reserves the right to disqualify an entrant or work if their conduct or submitted entry does not fit with the specified brief. 
  13. ECC will not accept competition entries that are automatically generated by computer; completed by third parties in bulk; illegible, altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with; or incomplete. 

    Competition entries 

  14. Entries can be submitted by schools, community groups and individuals. Please ensure the requested contact details are submitted with the entry. 
  15. Emailed entries (if applicable) can be submitted to
  16. The competition is administered through the Essex Year Of app, provided by our partner Anspear Ltd. View Anspear Ltd. privacy policy online.
  17. The closing dates for the competitions will be announced on the Essex Year Of… App. 
  18. Entries received after the closing date are automatically disqualified. 
  19. ECC accepts one entry per individual, which can include more than one entrant per household. 
  20. ECC cannot accept responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, communications line failure, theft, destruction, alteration of, or unauthorised access to entries, quadrants or entries lost or delayed whether or not arising during operation as a result of server functions, virus, bugs or other causes outside its control. 
  21. ECC accepts no responsibility for entries not received for whatever reason or for missing contact details submitted with each entry. 
  22. By entering this competition, the entrant or the parent on behalf of an entrant is indicating their agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 


  23. Entries will be eligible for a prize as advertised in the individual competition pages.
  24. Where a specific prize is not available, an equivalent will be awarded. 
  25. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternatives to the prizes will be offered.
  26. By entering the competition, the winner(s) agree(s) to take part in publicity e.g. media, social media and featuring on the ECC website.


  27. ECC cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the competition or as a result of accepting any prize. 
  28. ECC is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the competition. 

    Data protection and publicity 

  29. ECC handles information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation and is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 (ECC privacy notice). The personal information provided by you when entering into the competition will be used to administer the competition and will not be shared with anyone unless the law allows us to do so. Essex County Council will hold your name, age, email and postal address to announce the winner of the competition. 
  30. By providing your name, age, email and postal address to ECC you consent to ECC processing your personal data for the purpose of running this competition and to provide you with information about this competition. 
  31. If you would like to see any personal information held on you by us please contact Transparency Team (TT): Essex County Council, PO Box 11, Chelmsford CM1 1LX, 01245 431851,

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