Borough and Me homework competition: big ideas for a better borough
Borough and Me explores the story of Barking and Dagenham and its rich heritage, while looking at how we can build a better future for our residents and enable communities to flourish.
We invited all primary schools in Barking and Dagenham to get involved in our Borough and Me homework competition.
The project encouraged pupils aged 7 to 11 to explore the past, present and future of the borough, while thinking about the things that would make it an even better place to live in. Students picked from four project categories to express their ideas ranging from town models and murals, to creative writing and poetry.
Each participating school was asked to select their three best entries, which were then entered in to the ‘Borough and Me’ exhibition at the One Borough Festival on 20 July. These entries were be judged by the Leader of the council along with other local celebrities, and three winning entries were selected to receive cash prizes for their schools.
The competition has now closed. For more information about the competition, contact Michael.Kynaston@lbbd.gov.uk