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Census Primary Education Programme : Let's Count! 2021 competition winners

Thank you to all those who entered our competition.

We asked children to count objects around their school or community and create a wall display showing the results.

Judges were:

  • Iain Bell, Deputy National Statistician, Office for National Statistics
  • Alison Hopper, Primary Maths specialist, Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI)
  • Dr Yinka Olusoga, lecturer in education at the University of Sheffield
  • Peter Thomas, Chair of National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)
  • Jon Cannell, primary curriculum leader, Geographical Association
  • Phil Bird, Managing Director of Family & Education and iChild

The overall winner received £1,000 of equipment from Technology Will Save Us (TWSU).

The overall winner and runner up helped us to reveal the Census 2021 population figure for England and Wales on Tuesday 28 June 2022.

The overall runner up and 8 regional winners also received equipment vouchers from Technology Will Save Us (TWSU).

Overall winner

St Alban's C of E Primary School, Havant.

Watch St Alban's C of E Primary School’s video entry (opens in a new tab) .

Winner for Wales and overall runner-up

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tonyrefail, Porth.

Watch Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Tonyrefail’s video entry (opens in a new tab) .

Regional winner for East Midlands

Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School, Calverton.

Regional winner for East of England

East Tilbury Primary School, East Tilbury.

Regional winner for London

St Mary's C of E Primary School, London.

Regional winner for the North-East of England

St Paul's Catholic Primary School, Billingham.

Regional winner for the North-West of England

Claremont Primary School, Manchester.

Regional winner for the South-West of England

Calstock Primary School, Calstock.

Regional winner for the West Midlands

St Matthews C of E Primary School, Birmingham.

Regional winner for Yorkshire and Humber

Diamond Wood Community Academy, Dewsbury.