The ESFA & Panini Classroom Challenge returns for 2021
The ESFA and Panini were delighted to visit Linara at Fossdene School in September 2021 to present her prizes for winning the 2021 Classroom Challenge, based on the Panini UEFA EURO 2020™ Tournament Edition Official Sticker Collection. The design-a-football competition, which ran throughout April and May, saw over 8,000 entries from hundreds of schools across England. Linara’s design saw her win a presentation from Panini, where she was awarded with a £3,000 cheque for her school, a £50 Amazon voucher for her, plus a football shirt of her choice.
A New Challenge
November 2021 sees the 8th Panini Classroom Challenge introduced to primary schools in England with a chance for the winners to bag £2,000 for their school, plus prizes for the winning pupil, presented in school by the Panini team.
This latest challenge, celebrating Panini’s Premier League Sticker Collection 21/22, will see participating schools receive a box of Panini goodies for their pupils, including the Classroom Challenge worksheets. The team will be asking pupils to design their own super cool football boot, to secure a place in the running for the prize!
Schools can register to take part in this latest activity by clicking the link below, but hurry – there is only space for 2,000 schools to sign up!
Fossdene School in London set to receive £3,000 Classroom Challenge cash prize
Through the ESFA and Panini’s ongoing partnership, in March 2021 primary schools in England were invited to register to receive some UEFA EURO 2020™ tournament edition official sticker collection goodies for their school, including worksheets with a competition to design a football. The competition prize was set at an incredible £3,000 cash for the winning school, plus a £50 Amazon voucher and football shirt for the winning pupil. To top it all off, winners also received the option of a presentation assembly for their school pupils.
With Schools’ Football Week planned for 24–30 May 2021, the timing of the Classroom Challenge fitted in perfectly, allowing the winner to be announced on Friday 28 May. Alongside this competition, Panini have also produced three classroom worksheets for schools to download as part of this May’s Schools’ Football Week activities, which have been a fantastic way of exploring football inside as well as outside of the classroom.
Following a difficult judging process of a staggering 8,000+ entries with an incredibly high standard of work, the ESFA and Panini are delighted to announce that Fossdene Primary School in London produced the winning entry, thanks to Linara from Year 5.
The ESFA judges were delighted with the quality of entries submitted from all participating schools and found the level of work that went into each of them was impressively high. As such, the ESFA and Panini also wanted to share two other designs, both of which were very close to the top spot! They were submitted by Harry from St Andrew’s CofE Primary School in Devon, and Lara from Hale Prep School in Cheshire – the judging panel were really impressed with the quality of design and the thought that had gone into the work received from these pupils.
This has been the most hotly contested Classroom Challenge to date, with more than double the amount of entries received during last September’s competition. It has been a pleasure for the ESFA and Panini to provide something for schools and children to get involved in, as things begin to return to some sense of normality within schools in England.
Nick Clark, Special Projects Editor for Panini UK, said: “It’s been a delight to see so many schools take part in the Classroom Challenge, and a big well done to all those children who submitted their amazing designs – we were bowled over by the quality and quantity of entries received. Congratulations to our winner, Linara from Fossdene School, for creating such a colourful and detailed football design. We look forward to presenting both Linara and the school with their prizes soon.”
You can also take a look at some of our other fantastic, shortlisted entries below:
We would like to thank Linara and all the pupils Fossdene Primary School, as well as all the other competing schools, for taking the time to enter this competition, and for providing us with such fantastic examples of artistic design by young students. The school is now set to receive their prize.