We are excited to announce that our annual badge design competition for WOW – the year-round walk to school challenge, is now open for entries.
The theme for the 2018 competition is Walk the Seasons.
We are looking for WOW badge designs that reflect a year’s journey through autumn, winter, spring and summer, bringing to life what pupils see across the year on their walk to school.
With four seasons of the year, we want you to send us your four best designs. One from each season.
And the 11 winning designs will be turned into more than 400,000 WOW badges and feature across next year’s WOW – the year-round walk to school challenge.
In addition to winning designs being made into WOW badges, your school can win...
FREE WOW resources for the year, up to a value of £500.
Plus, all of this:
2. Download our mood board for inspiration.
3. Get your pupils started on their designs
4. Choose your top four designs, with one for each season
Mums, dads and other grown-ups often ask us: "How can our child get involved with the badge design competition?"
The best way for a child to take part is through their class – not only is it a great way of switching the greatest number of kids onto the Walk to School, but the prizes are all aimed at equipping schools to make it happen.
So the best way to get your child involved with our badge competition is to let their teachers know...
Our year-round walk to school challenge, now in its 20th year, rewards primary school pupils who walk to school at least once…
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Designed by Millie from Aitkenhead Primary, North Lanarkshire.
September marks the start of the new academic year on WOW and the launch of our new theme Walk the Americas. We begin the autumn term with a fantastic design by Millie from Aitkenhead Primary school in North Lanarkshire, whose design was inspired by the Canadian wilderness.
native american nations
Designed by Miranda from Foresters Primary School, Sutton.
We move into October with a badge inspired by Native American nations. The badge has been thoughtfully designed by Miranda from Foresters Primary School in Sutton.
Designed by Malaika from St Martin de Porres RC Primary School, Birmingham.
We move down through North America to visit the Californian Coast in Novwember. The badge features the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and was designed by Malaika from St. Martin de Porres RC Primary School in Birmingham.
Designed by Kaitlyn from Ashton House School, Hounslow.
The Autumn term ends with a badge featuring the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. Our design comes from Kaitlyn of Ashton House School in Hounslow, inspired by her local pond.
Designed by Fabian from Wisborough Green Primary School, West Sussex.
Spring term will see pupils venture to Central America, and we kick things off by visiting the home of The Aztecs. The badge was designed by Fabian of Wisborough Green Primary in West Sussex.
amphibians of central america
Designed by Sanjana from Colinton Primary School, Edinburgh.
Sanjana was inspired by amphibians of the tropics, with this brilliant design of a poison dart frog!
Designed by Abigail from Oystermouth Primary, Swansea.
We end Spring term with a fantastic design of a migrating hummingbird, which was produced by Abigail, our first ever winner from a Welsh school.
Designed by Jessica from Parkgate Primary School, Cheshire.
Summer term begins with an adventure to the Galapagos Islands and its rich diversity of wildlife. Our winning design was by Jessica.
the inca trail
Designed by Liesl-Lottie
We head back to mainland South America to explore the incredible Inca Trail. This design was submitted by Liesh-Lottie from Nyewood CE Junior School in West Sussex. from Nyewood CE Junior School, West Sussex.
jaguars and the jungle
Designed by Holly from Acton CE Primary Academy.
Pupils will delve deep into the jungle in June, with this fantastic drawing of a jaguar, which was designed by Holly from Acton CE Primary Academy in Cheshire.
Music and dance of South America
Designed by Anthi from Holy Cross Primary School, North Lanarkshire.
We finish our adventure in the Americas with a festival of music and dance, courtesy of this design by Anthi from Holy Cross Primary.