Census Secondary Education Programme

The Census 2021 secondary schools programme gave educators inspiring lesson content to bring the census to life for young people aged 11 to 18 years.

The programme aimed to empower students to use their voices and encourage their families and community to complete the census.

Find out more at www.censuseducation.org.uk.

Competition winners

Thank you to all those who entered our competition.

We asked entrants to create a community campaign to persuade people to take part in Census 2021.

Judges were:

  • Laura McInerney, Education Journalist and Co-Founder of Teacher Tapp
  • Andrew Payne, Head of Education and Outreach, The National Archives
  • Karen Campbell-White, Deputy Director of Communications, Office for National Statistics
  • Nick Fuller MBE, President, EVERFI
  • Tom Firth, Managing Director, M&C Saatchi Partnerships

We're delighted to announce the overall winner. They will receive £1,000 of IT equipment vouchers for their school and an online Q&A with Gogglebox star and TikTok celebrity, Tom Malone. The winner and nine runners-up will have their entries preserved in the public catalogue of The National Archives.

Overall winner

“Why everyone should complete the census” by Ariadne Young from St Anselm’s Catholic School.

Runners up

“Census Tree” by Roxanne from St Anselm’s Catholic School.

St Anselms Catholic School - Census Tree, POWERPOINT document download, 135KB

St Anselm's Catholic School - Census Tree

“A census campaign for commuters” by Sam, Lara, Emma and Frieda from Latymer Upper School.

Latymer Upper School - A census campaign for commuters, POWERPOINT document download, 2MB

Latymer Upper School - A census campaign for commuters

"A colourful census brochure” by Jess and Leila from Latymer Upper School.

Latymer Upper School - A colourful census brochure, POWERPOINT document download, 766KB

Latymer Upper School - A colourful census brochure

"How the census helps” by Lauren, Sophie, Pia and April from Guiseley School.

"Why students should complete the census” by Lottie and Bella from Manchester High School for Girls.

"A multilingual census campaign” by Eloise and Zosia from Bishop Hedley High School.

Bishop Hedley High School - A multilingual census campaign, POWERPOINT document download, 3MB

Bishop Hedley High School - A multilingual census campaign

"Be counted, because the future counts on you” by Lila, Jessica, Amelie and Thaaniya from Portsmouth High School.

"An awareness campaign for parents” by Charlie, Rima, Emily, Ben, Henry and Oscar from Tewkesbury School.

Tewkesbury School - An awareness campaign for parents, POWERPOINT document download, 4MB

Tewkesbury School - An awareness campaign for parents