Classroom Challenge

Panini Classroom Challenge winner announced

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.

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The ESFA Panini Classroom Challenge Returns!

Win the biggest yet cash prize for your school with the ESFA & Panini’s Classroom Challenge for 2021

The Classroom Challenge continues in 2021 with a brand-new opportunity for your school to win a huge £3,000 cash with a ‘Design a Football’ competition – but hurry, there’s only 2,000 packs up for grabs!

January’s Classroom Challenge was cancelled due to the lockdown, but Panini and the ESFA were able to share 450 resources out to primary schools in England to help support the key worker and vulnerable children still attending schools. These resources were gratefully received by participating schools…but now it’s time to relaunch the competition for up to 2,000 schools to enjoy in April and May.

The Classroom Challenge returns with some exciting opportunities for your school

For the chance to take part in the competition, putting your school in the running to win a huge £3,000 cash prize, a Panini assembly and trophy presentation, plus a £50 Amazon voucher and a football shirt for the winning pupil. All you need to do is register your school via this link.

Aside from the fantastic Classroom Challenge competition, your school will also receive sticker albums, sticker packets and a competition guide, which you can use within your school. We have had some amazing feedback from teachers from across England on the benefits of receiving these goodies and entering our competitions – here are some of our favourites:

“Although we didn’t win, our children have absolutely loved taking part. The packs have gone down a storm and I’m constantly getting children coming up to me to show me which players they’ve got.”

“The packs have gone down very well in school. We had a few spares left over from the ones originally sent, which have made a fantastic motivational tool and prizes for outstanding work.”

“Thank you for organising this competition. Our sports-mad Y6 children really enjoyed the opportunity to design a trophy and challenge each other with the packs.”

“A really popular competition, thank you so much for organising it!”

To register, simply click here or follow the link at the bottom of the page and enter your details – but hurry, we only have 2,000 packs to send out and you only have until 7 April to register your school! The competition will run throughout April and May and we’re already excited to see the entries we’ll receive. The standards have been incredibly high in previous competitions and we love to see how creative school children in England can be!

The latest Classroom Challenge was won by Jack from Year 6 at Beckwithshaw Primary School in Harrogate after he created a fantastic trophy design, being chosen from over 3,500 entries! Beckwithshaw Primary School have since been presented with a cheque for £2,000 plus some fantastic prizes for Jack during an assembly hosted virtually by Panini in the coming weeks.

Jack’s winning design from September 2020

The ESFA is delighted to be able to share these Panini resources with primary schools in England and are already looking forward to seeing the quality of the latest Classroom Challenge designs!

For further details or information, or to register your school to receive updates, please contact

Register via this link: