Black History Month Competition: October 2012

The Winners are Announced!

This year’s topical theme was the 2012 London Olympic Games and Black Olympic Heroes through the ages. We studied 15 iconic Olympic athletes from different countries and times: 1908 through to the present day. Not all the athletes had an easy journey to fame and success; many had to overcome problems such as racism and poverty to reach their goal. However, all of the athletes share the following qualities: self-belief, commitment and an ability to work hard, never give up and give of their best to reach a goal! The lesson these inspirational athletes teach us is that hard work and determination can help us achieve our dreams in life!

The competition was open to pupils from Infant, Junior and Secondary schools throughout the county and we had a fantastic response! We would like to thank all those who took part. There was a high standard of entries, so judging was difficult! …. We can now congratulate the winners in all categories, who received certificates and prizes.

The winners are:


1st prize:         Ismat Battiwala                                             Barnwood Park Arts College
2nd prize:       Amani Campbell & Gabriel Anderson               Severn Vale School


1st prize:       Aidan Brown                                                    Tredworth Junior School
2nd prize:      Ewan McCartney                                              Innsworth Junior School

Do pop in to Gloucester Library to see all the entries - on display until January 11th

(Many thanks to Anthony Barnett (READS) for organizing the display - & encouraging entries from schools!).

Clare Cody

Lead Teacher on Black Achievement


The Primary Winner

The Primary Runner-Up

The Secondary Winner

The Secondary Runner-Up

A Certificate


Display at Hatherley Infants (who also won a prize from READS for the Infant Category!)