Learn about this year's WOW Badges!

This year's WOW theme is WALK for THE WORLD except for the first two badges which we are carrying forward from last year's theme (Wonders Of The World) due to lockdown.

The designs depicted on the WOW badges were created by children during our WOW Badge Design Competition. This year, we invited schools across the country to submit WOW badge designs that reflect habitats and species at risk of extinction because of climate change. 

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September 2021
Colosseum

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Designed by:
Samir, 8
Newton Farm Nursery, Infant & Junior School

Facts:

  • The Colosseum was built in Rome, Italy between AD 72 and AD 80.
  • It was the largest amphitheatre ever built, holding up to 80,000 spectators of gladiatorial battles and other public events.
  • Today it stands as a relic of the Roman Empire, attracting millions of tourists every year.

October 2021
Petronas towers

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Designed by:
Amani, 9
Strand on the Green Junior School

Facts:

  • The Petronas Towers stand in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and were officially opened in 1999.
  • The skyscrapers both have 88 floors and are connected approximately halfway up by a sky bridge.
  • They are a Malaysian landmark and remain the tallest twin towers in the world!

November 2021
Polar bear

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Designed by:
MILO, 10
St Edward's CofE VA Primary School

Facts:

  • The polar bear is the largest bear species in the world.
  • They live and hunt on sea ice in the Arctic, around the North Pole.
  • Climate change is melting their habitat, putting the polar bear in danger.

December 2021
orangutan

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Designed by:
chloe, 6.
Muckhart Primary, Clackmannanshire

Facts:

  • Orangutans are great apes found in rainforests in Southeast Asia.
  • They live and sleep in the trees, where they mainly eat fruit.
  • Climate change is making it harder to find food and puts orangutans at risk of forest fires.

january 2022
otter

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Designed by:
james, 11
Mossneuk Primary, east kilbride

Facts:

  • There are 13 different species of otter in existence around the world, usually found in river or coastal habitats.
  • The European otter is the only species native to the UK. It is also found in other countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
  • Climate change is expected to affect the food supply in protected habitats, putting otters at risk as they move to new environments.

February 2022
Sea turtle

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Designed by: Tabby, 10
Hurst Park Primary, surrey

Facts:

  • There are seven different species of Sea Turtle in existence around the world.
  • Sea turtles spend most their time in the water, with females visiting beaches to lay their eggs.
  • Climate change puts them at danger from new predators as the oceans get warmer.

March 2022
Hirola Antelope

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Designed by:
Daisy, 11

Smithy Bridge Primary School

Facts:

  • The hirola antelope is found in East Africa, between Kenya and Somalia.
  • They are an endangered species and approximately only 500 are thought to remain.
  • As the climate changes, hirola are threatened by droughts and loss of habitat.

April 2022
Penguin

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Designed by: CIAN, 11
St Mary's Catholic Federation

FACTS:

  • Penguins are flightless birds mainly found in the southern hemisphere.
  • The emperor penguin is the largest species and lives in Antarctica, around the South Pole.
  • They live and breed on sea ice, leaving them at risk as it melts.

May 2022
Butterfly

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Designed by:
Janna, 7
St. Louis Catholic Primary School​

FACTS:

  • The butterfly is a type of insect which grows from a caterpillar.
  • The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognisable, but is sadly at risk from the changing environment.
  • One issue is extreme weather. Droughts and storms are both a problem for the monarch butterfly.

June 2022
American pika

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Designed by: victoria, 11
Emerson Valley School

FACTS:

  • The American pika is a species of mammal closely related to the rabbit and the hare.
  • American pika live in the mountains of western North America, where they rely on cool weather.
  • Rising temperatures mean they must migrate to new habitats, something they struggle to do!

July 2022
Toucan

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Designed by: Aishah, 7
Land of Learning Primary School

Facts:

  • Toucans are birds known for their large and colourful bills.
  • They can be found in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, such as the Amazon.
  • As temperatures rise, toucans must move to higher altitude to keep cool. This puts them at risk if they can’t find suitable new habitats.