Wonderful world of learning – creativity challenge

As part of Our Year and Wakefield Attendance Strategy, we want to celebrate the talents of all our students and harness their creativity. Giving students the chance to express what they love about where they learn through drawing or writing.

Let your creativity shine and share your wonderful world of learning.

Where do you learn? What makes that place special? Is it the teachers, your friends? What do you love learning about most? What is your favourite way to learn?

Winning entries will become a wonderful world of learning summer discovery trail for everyone to see why young people love attending their place of learning. Posters of the winning drawings will appear around Wakefield. Scan the QR codes on the posters to find the winning rap and poems. All winner and runner-up entries will be made into a booklet too.      

Competition categories

Age group categories

The age group categories are:

  • Key Stage 1 / Reception (ages 4 – 7)
  • Key Stage 2 (ages 8 – 11)
  • Secondary (ages 12 – 16)

Education setting categories

Open to all young people attending education settings, including: 

  • mainstream education settings
  • specialist settings (includes Pupil Referral Unit (PRUs) and resource units)
  • elective home education (EHE)

‘Setting’ means place of learning. The name of the individual school/individual academy/EHE. It does not mean ‘multi-academy trust’ or ‘Local Authority’. The competition is about pride and belonging. Entries should refer to the setting name. We cannot accept entries from wider groups/authorities/trusts.

How to take part

1. Choose your medium

Drawing: grab your pencils, crayons or digital tool.  Create an artwork that reflects what you love about going to school. Entries should be A3.

Poem or rap: use the magic of words, rhythm and rhyme to capture the essence of your school experience. Entries should be A4.

2. Submission guidelines

Entries can be from either individuals or a group (max size = class group). Please only submit a maximum of two entries per place of learning, per age group.

Drawing: submit a scanned or photographed image of your artwork in JPG or PNG format.

Poem or rap: Type, write or record your poem or rap and submit as a PDF or word document or in MP3 for audio format.

Submit via email.

3. Submission deadline

Please submit all entries by 12pm midday, Friday 8 March 2024.

The judging criteria

1 winner and 1 runner-up for each age group in each setting type for poster design.

1 winner and 2 runners-up for each age group in each setting type for poem/rap.

Judging will consider creativity and originality. And how well they convey the theme of what students love about going to school. Our panel will include young people’s voice.

Prizes

Individuals

Winners and runners-up will receive activity vouchers. For example, family swim tickets or Snozone vouchers. 

Groups

Creative workshops provided by the museums team.

Once the summer discovery trail has ended, each school with a poster will receive that. 

How to submit

Please submit all entries by 12pm midday, Friday 8 March 2024.

Entries can be from groups or individuals. Maximum of 2 entries from each place of learning, for each age group. You will need to judge the entries within each setting and submit your favourites.

Please attach file / files and send via email to: educomp@wakefield.gov.uk.

For drawing entries, submit a scanned or photographed image of your artwork in JPG or PNG format.  

For poems or raps, you can submit as a PDF or word document or in MP3 for audio format. 

When submitting drawing entries by email please keep the original images safe until the winners are announced. They may be needed to for the large-scale poster.

To help us identify submissions, please name files with student name or group, age and setting name and type, such as:

  • JaneDoe_age 8_EHE.jpg  
  • Class 4 group_age 6-7_FountainSchool_Mainstraim.png

Terms and conditions

This competition is open to all students in the Wakefield District.

Entries must be original and created by the student submitting their work.

By participating, you agree to allow Wakefield Council to showcase your work. This may be online and/or printed.

Entries should refer to the setting name. We cannot accept entries from wider groups/authorities/trusts.

Maximum of two entries per setting, per age group.

Let the creativity flow and best of luck to all participants. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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