The Japan Webpage Contest for Schools 2014-15, which had taken place over the past six months, finally came to its conclusion at the Award Ceremony on March 28th at the Institute of Education in London.
Five schools had won prizes in the contest – Bexley Grammar School, Greenford High School, Hockerill Anglo-European College, Holbrook Primary School, and Prince Rock Primary School. The winner of the Gold Prize, taking home £1,000 worth of prizes, was Hockerill Anglo-European College for their website “Japanese at Hockerill” which the judges described as “a must-see website for all teachers and learners of Japanese.” Greenford High School were awarded the Silver Prize, worth £600, for “Admire Japan,” which appealed to the judges as “its attractive and easy-to-browse layout was combined with a wide breadth of excellent ideas and resources.” Holbrook Primary School won the £200-value for the Bronze Prize for “Japan Year,” which impressed the judges with “its excellent use of multimedia, including fantastic performances of songs and videos in Japanese by the pupils.”
Prince Rock Primary School’s “Japanese Club” and Bexley Grammar School’s “BGS Japanese Website” won the Primary and Secondary School Public Vote Awards, respectively.
Full details about the winning schools can be downloaded below. All websites that entered the competition can be viewed at the Japan Webpage Contest for Schools website, www.japanwebpagecontest.org.uk.
After receiving the awards, each school had the opportunity to present their websites and their Japanese and Japan-related projects. It was wonderful to hear how much effort both staff and students had put into their work, and to see them present with such enthusiasm.
We would like to thank all schools and supporters for their participation in this contest, and hope that all the schools continue their excellent Japan-related projects and inspire others!
This contest was supported by the Association for Language Learning (ALL), the British Council, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Japan Centre, JP Books and the Japan Society.
Photos from the event can be viewed on our Facebook page here
The event was also reported in the Wiltshire Times.