"The award will give us great satisfaction and will build enthusiasm in the future for our Japanese link." - Kim Cowden, Principal, Ballyclare Primary School (2010 Overall Winner)
"The website was exciting and interesting to make and everyone in the class did at least something for it. I really liked making the block prints on Hokusai's Great Wave, and the other artwork like manga and anime".
Adam Stanley, Year 6, Bearsden Primary School (2010 Runner-Up)
Japan Webpage for Schools Contest 2011-2012
The 2011-2012 Webpage for Schools Contest is now closed for new entries. However you can still vote for your favourite webpage!
We know that many schools are teaching Japanese or doing other projects about Japan, and we want to hear more about it.
This contest is open to any UK primary or secondary school that is teaching Japanese or doing any kind of project related to Japan. Your school does not need to be teaching Japanese to enter the contest.
To enter the contest, all you need to do is make a simple webpage about the work that your school is doing with Japanese or Japan. This could be a blog, a wiki, or a page that's part of your school's website.
Your webpage could feature:
- A project with your Japanese partner school
- A report on your school's visit to Japan
- A report on your school's Japan Day
- Japanese or Japan-related resources that you have made to help your students
- Japanese language work made by students
- Other Japan-related work by students, e.g. from geography, history, art, sports, music, intercultural understanding, cross-curricular lessons
- Students' experiences of learning Japanese or about Japan
- An overview of Japanese at your school
...and much more. Click here to see last years winning entries.
All entries to the contest will be featured on this website. You will also have your chance to vote for your favourite shortlisted entry, in our online voting poll.
Cash prizes and other prizes will be awarded to the best entries. Click here for more information.
The aims of the contest are:
- To showcase the various Japan-related projects that UK schools are doing, in order to inspire teachers in other schools, and promote the teaching of Japanese and about Japan to the wider community.
- To raise the profile of Japanese and Japan within the school, and motivate schools already teaching Japanese or doing Japan-related projects to continue this excellent work.
- To motivate the students who have been involved in learning Japanese or about Japan at the school.
We hope that the contest will benefit participating schools, for example by contributing to teachers' and students' intercultural understanding, cross-curricular awareness and ICT skills.
The contest is organised by the Japan Foundation London. The Japan Foundation is Japan's principal organisation for promoting international cultural exchange.
This event is supported by the Association for Language Learning (ALL), CILT - the National Centre for Languages, the Consulate-General of Japan in Edinburgh, the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Society.