Times Tables Rock Stars Rock Down Relief UK!

What do you get when you cross lockdown ending with Comic Relief?

A: Rock Down Relief UK!

Starting on the coolest palindromic date in a generation** (12-3-21), Rock Down Relief UK is a 2-part school event - a "Battle Royale" and a Red Nose Purchase-A-Thon - in aid of Red Nose Day.

Battle Royale

The Battle Royale is the biggest competition we've ever held, with every school in the UK (including England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) invited to take part in simultaneous in-school competitions!

For those familiar with a Battle of the Bands, it's like that. Every school can opt in (it's free) and you'll see, as usual, a leaderboard of your own classes and a leaderboard of your pupils. It's not a between-school competition (look out for those later in the year) so there's no leaderboard of schools and no overall UK winner.

It is, however, a mass-participation event - more than 1 million children are expected to take part - and, as such, schools may like to use it as a catalyst for raising funds for Red Nose Day. For example, if appropriate, pupils may make a contribution to participate or to dress up like a rock star on the first day. Schools take responsibility for all aspects of fundraising and make any donations direct to Red Nose Day, not to us.

Timings - The Battle Royale starts at 09:30 on Friday 12th March and ends at 15:00 on Thursday 18th March. Each day, only answers given between the hours of 09:30 to 15:00 will count towards the competition. Answers given before 09:30 or after 15:00 will NOT count towards the competition.

Taking part - The Battle Royale is free for schools to enter and open to UK schools only.

Teachers, to opt your school in, login to your TT Rock Stars account and go to Tournament > Rock Down Relief UK. If your school doesn't have a TTRS account, you can sign up for a free period until 5th April (with zero obligation to pay) and then opt in. Our team are available to answer questions on [email protected]

Parents and children, this is a school event and, as such, will be coordinated by the teachers. If you have any questions about your school's participation in Rock Down Relief UK, please contact the school.

Earning points - Pupils earn points for themselves and their class by simply answering questions correctly in any game mode. In other words, they don't need to go to a particular game or area to take part. Just be aware of the daily timings of the competition (9:30am to 3pm each day).

Prizes - Schools may award prizes for the highest performing classes (based on average number of correct answers per pupil), the highest performing pupils (based on total number of correct answers) or for anything else. It's all at the school's discretion.

Custom certificates for all schools!

Certificates will be available for the following:

Top 3 classes in your school
Top 3 pupils in each class class & the school as a whole

Red Nose Day website Find fundraising ideas

Red Nose Purchase-A-Thon

Help us, TT Rock Stars, to meet our goal of donating £5000 to Red Nose Day! All you have to do is purchase one of the virtual red noses for your TTRS avatar and we'll donate 5p to Red Nose Day. Remember folks...it's your virtual TTRS coins (not real money) and you get a virtual red nose (not a real one)! Nonetheless, we know you've worked hard for those coins, which is why we'll proudly make a donation on your behalf.

Red noses are available in the avatar shop for 1 month, starting on 12th March 2021, and will cost at least 50,000 coins. Get saving to get spending!

Times Tables Rock Stars Rest of the World Rocks 2021 Purchase-a-thon.

How do I get my class or school enrolled?

If you're already using TTRS

  1. Log in and go to Tournaments > Rock Down Relief UK.
  2. Accept the invitation for Rock Down Relief UK and choose the classes you would like to participate.

If your school is not yet using TTRS

  1. Please sign up for a free trial.
  2. Set up classes (follow this guide).
  3. Head to Tournaments > Rock Down Relief UK.
  4. Accept the invitation for Rock Down Relief UK and choose the classes you would like to participate.


To help get your school started we've provided you with a poster and parent letter to promote Rock Down Relief UK.
You can also download certificates and a PowerPoint by going to Tournaments > Rock Down Relief UK.

Terms and Conditions

By entering the Rock Down Relief UK competition, it will be assumed that you have read these terms and conditions and that you accept them for and on behalf of your school.

  • This competition will run from 09:30 on Friday 12th March 2021 to 15:00 on Thursday 18th March 2021 (the “Competition Period”).
  • The competition is open to any school (primary, secondary or all-through schools) located in the UK only who has either an active school subscription or an active school trial to Times Tables Rock Stars on ttrockstars.com.
  • To enter your school in the competition, please login to your Times Tables Rock Stars account and head to Tournaments > Rock Down Relief UK. Please accept the invitation and choose the Maths Classes that you would like to participate in the competition. Please note that Pastoral Classes cannot participate, only Maths Classes can participate.
  • You MUST unenroll any classes you don't want to participate BEFORE the competition starts. Once the competition starts, you cannot change which classes are enrolled or unenrolled.

  • The winners of the class competition are the ones with the highest average number of correct answers per pupil who played on Times Tables Rock Stars during the Competition Period.
  • To calculate the average, our algorithm divides by the number of pupils who take part during the Competition Period. There needs to be a minimum of 5 pupils in the class who take part. If only 1, 2, 3, or 4 pupils from a class play during the competition then our algorithm will still divide by 5 for the purpose of the average to simulate there being 5 players in the class.
  • Answers given correctly by pupils on any game mode within Times Tables Rock Stars count towards the total scores (i.e. to include questions answered in Gig, Garage, Jamming, Studio, Arena, Festival and Soundcheck game modes). This ensures that pupils of all ages and levels can take part.
  • Schools or classes deemed by Maths Circle to be taking measures that give them an unfair advantage may be removed from the competition.

** There is some stiff competition for that title in 2021. Er...did anyone notice 12-02-2021? What other palindromic dates are rocking your world this year?


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