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COMPETITION WINNERS

Following an excellent standard of entry and some truly passionate engagement with the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the following are winners of the Global Citizen Awards for 2021 competitions. Please click on the links to view their entries:

Wynter Bee Global Citizen Award

Winner – E De Vries Year 12

SDG 3: Good health and well-being: 

 

Honourable Mention - A Kalwani Year 12

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

 

Headmasters Global Citizen Award

Winner – H Mear Year 8

SDG 14: Life below water 

 

Honourable Mention – K Brazendale Year 7

SDG 2: Zero hunger

This is the first year we have run these competitions in this format and I’m delighted that we had so many outstanding entries from across the year groups which we would like to share with you below:

ALL ENTRIES KEY STAGE 3 - HEADMASTER'S GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARDS 

GORDON'S SCHOOL LAUNCHES BIGGEST EVER COMPETITIONS

 

Amazing prizes for an incredibly important topic:

  • Wynter Bee Global Citizen Award – An all-expenses paid trip to Costa Rica to take part in a conservation and development project!
  • Headmaster’s Global Citizen Award – A Red Letter Day experience of your choice!

 

The Wynter Bee Global Citizen Award & The Headmaster’s Global Citizen Award

Gordon’s is committed to supporting the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and, to that end, would like to offer these competitions to both promote these goals and to engage our students in considering ways in which the issues can be addressed and resolved.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. You can find more information on these 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals here.

There is also an interesting and informative film available here.

These are the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world:

 

1: No Poverty

2: Zero Hunger

3: Good Health and Well-being

4: Quality Education

5: Gender Equality

6: Clean Water and Sanitation

7: Affordable and Clean Energy

8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

10: Reduced Inequality

11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

12: Responsible Consumption and Production

13: Climate Action

14: Life Below Water

15: Life on Land

16: Peace and Justice - Strong Institutions

17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

For more information on how to enter these competitions, please click on the relevant Key Stage tab below.

All entrants to both competitions are requested to ensure they are available to attend Prize Giving at Annual Parade on Saturday 3rd July 2021 where prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Students entering the KS4/5 competition are also advised to save the relevant date for the Costa Rica trip. The dates are as follows:

  • Under 18s Costa Rica Rainforest Conservation: 31 July 2021  - 14 August 2021
  • Over 18s Costa Rica Community Development Project: 24 July 2021 - 7 August 2021

    Timeline for both competitions:

  • Launch date: Monday 24th May 2021
  • Closing date: 4pm Friday 25th June
  • Prize Giving Saturday 3rd July
KEY STAGE 4 / 5 - Wynter Bee Global Citizen Award
 

The Wynter Bee Global Citizen Award

Peter Wynter Bee served Gordon’s School for over 20 years, both as a foundation trustee (including Vice Chair of the Gordon Foundation) and a school governor. As a committed environmentalist, he has very generously endowed an annual prize that enables our students to engage with the key global issues of our time in both a theoretical and practical way.

The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals tackle some of the biggest threats to our world and, as Peter has said

“Our most prized possession for all of us is the Planet.  Every small step we can take to preserve and nurture it becomes a combined giant leap for Planet Earth”.

Through this competition, we hope students will engage with and attempt to address some of these issues and begin the work needed to secure a more sustainable global community for generations to come.

Our competition is simple:

Present your views about one of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how you think it might be addressed and potentially even resolved. In order to do this successfully you should include the following:

 

1.            Basic information outlining the issue.

2.            Who and/or what is impacted by the issue?

3.            Where in the world is the issue most prevalent / in need of resolving and why?

4.            What barriers stand in the way of resolving the issue?

5.            How you would attempt to resolve the issue.

  • Competition entries can be presented in any format – poster, artwork, PowerPoint, essay, film etc.
  • Students must work individually and must submit their entry as outlined below by the closing date.
  • Any entries received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Please refer to all terms and conditions in the ‘Parent Information’ drop down menu.

How to submit your entry:

Please submit your entry to the following email address: Competitions@gordons.school

You must ensure your entry is saved in a format that can be easily accessed by the judging panel via the above email address and that you name, age and House are clearly visible on the entry itself, not just in your email.  

All entrants are requested to ensure they are available to attend Prize Giving at Annual Parade on Saturday 3rd July 2021 where prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Students entering the KS4/5 competition are also advised to save the relevant date for the Costa Rica trip. The dates are as follows:

  • Under 18s Costa Rica Rainforest Conservation: 31 July 2021  - 14 August 2021
  • Over 18s Costa Rica Community Development Project: 24 July 2021 - 7 August 2021

Students will not be shortlisted for this prize without parental permission and confirmation of availability for the Costa Rica project.

Timeline for competition entry:

  • Launch date: Monday 24th May 2021
  • Closing date: 4pm Friday 25th June
  • Prize Giving Saturday 3rd July

The Prize:

Under 18 Programme:

For students who will be aged 15-17 by 31st July 2021:

TORTUGUERO RAINFOREST CONSERVATION TEEN VOLUNTEERING IN COSTA RICA

Live with other teens on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast while learning about rainforest conservation.

For full programme details and parent information please click here

Over 18 programme:

TEACHING ENGLISH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN COSTA RICA

For students who will be aged 18 by 24th July 2021:

Travel to Costa Rica to teach English to children and support community development initiatives.

For full programme details and parent information please click here

About Global Vision International:

Founded in 1998, GVI runs programs in 21 locations, in 13 countries around the world, each manned by their own staff and aligned to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or UN SDGs as well as the objectives of local partners. They welcome participants from all around the world and help facilitate their development into global citizens. This is how they achieve their mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.

GVI has engaged over 35,000 participants, set up 600 community partnerships, and currently runs hundreds of programs in five continents worldwide.

For more information, please see the booklets provided in the Parent Information drop down menu or go directly to the GVI website here

You can also connect with other GVI volunteers, staff and fellow travellers on Facebook or Twitter and take a look at GVI's amazing blogs from around the world.

Click here to view: KS4-5 Assembly

For any queries not covered above please contact Miss J Pierce on jpierce@gordons.school
KEY STAGE 3 - Headmaster’s Global Citizen Award
 

The Headmaster’s Global Citizen Award

Our competition is simple:

Present your views about one of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals found here  and how you think it might be addressed and potentially even resolved. In order to do this successfully you should include the following:

1.            Basic information outlining the issue.

2.            Who and/or what is impacted by the issue?

3.            Where in the world is the issue most prevalent / in need of resolving and why?

4.            What barriers stand in the way of resolving the issue?

5.            How you would attempt to resolve the issue.

  • Competition entries can be presented in any format – poster, artwork, PowerPoint, essay, film etc.
  • Students must work individually and must submit their entry as outlined below by the closing date.
  • Any entries received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Please refer to all terms and conditions in the ‘Parent Information’ drop down menu.

How to submit your entry:

Please submit your entry to the following email address: Competitions@gordons.school

You must ensure your entry is saved in a format that can be easily accessed by the judging panel via the above email address and that you name, age and House are clearly visible on the entry itself, not just in your email.  

All entrants are requested to ensure they are available to attend Prize Giving at Annual Parade on Saturday 3rd July 2021 where prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Students will not be shortlisted for this prize without parental permission and confirmation of availability to take part in the selected red letter day experience.

Timeline for competition entry:

  • Launch date: Monday 24th May 2021
  • Closing date: 4pm Friday 25th June
  • Prize Giving Saturday 3rd July

The Prize:

Part 1:

The winning entry will receive a gift certificate suffice to cover a Red Letter Day under 16 Experience of their choice, up to a maximum value of £150.

Details of available experiences can be found here

The choice of experience must be made with an awareness of the age restrictions attached.

Please see additional Terms and Conditions in the ‘Parent Information’ drop down menu below.

Part 2:

On behalf of the winner of this competition, Gordon’s School will also sponsor a child in Costa Rica to receive an education on an ongoing basis. Our prize-winner will be able to correspond with this student and engage with their learning journey.

More information about this sponsorship programme can be found here

Click here to view: KS3 Assembly.

For any queries not covered above please contact Miss J Pierce on jpierce@gordons.school

 

Parent information
 
WORD AND PICTURES FOR YOUR WORLD
 

weekly COMPETITIONS

Our Super Curriculum offers students the opportunity to learn beyond their usual school subjects and allows them to stretch themselves academically in lots of different areas.

Our weekly programme, tailored to each Key Stage, is available below. The activities do not need to be submitted, enabling students to work at their own pace, but they have the opportunity to achieve recognition and rewards by entering the weekly competitions!

WEEKLY PROGRAMME