Two winners of this week’s #BDJunior Wonders win £100 each

As children break up for Easter after their first term back at school, we are delighted to announce the winners of our latest Junior Wonders art competition which challenged children to design their ideal classroom.

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Former RIBA president Jane Duncan was our judge this week and she said she was impressed by the quality of the entries.

We have two age categories: 5-8 and 8-11 and the winners of both win a £100 gift voucher from art materials supplier Cowling & Wilcox.

We were thrilled by the imagination that went into all the entries and would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter.

Here are the winners and runners-up.

Classrooms: winners and runners-up

5 – 8 competition:


Monty Tipton, aged 8

I have drawn a map of how my school is dreamed in my head. We have a sweet machine in every classroom and we have got a pet sloth and a nice warm pool with a slide.The teachers live in a wood cabin to eat cakes and keep them happy and they have got a log fire.

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Winner in the 5-8 category: Monty Tipton

Jane’s comment: “I loved the idea of a field as an open classroom, and noticed the sweet machine in the classroom, which was very tempting, and a sloth looking on was a fun touch.”

High commendation:

Isa Hoque, aged 6

This is my classroom I made out of Lego. There are some beds, a play kitchen, and a matching chair with tables.

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Highly commended in the 5-8 category: Isa Hoque

Jane’s comment: “Such a colourful space using Lego, and the beds are a great addition, especially for the teacher. I was a bit worried about the life-sized body parts in the Lego bin though!”

8 – 11 competition:


Richard Boyd, age 9

This is my dream classroom to sail away learning with the pirates aboard the learning boat!! Lots of fun to be had, me hearties!! Sword fighting lessons, football, swimming, a dinner room and secret snack room. Gaming and disco rooms too! Lots of slides and swimming! Arggghhhhh it’s the pirate life for me!!

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Winner of the 8-11 category: Richard Boyd

Jane’s comment: Ahoy me hearties! Such a dream of a learning space for pirates young and old. I loved the designated locations for sports, a rum bar and a disco (hopefully just for the teachers and parents!).”

High commendation

Lincoln Garside, age 10

My dream classroom has interactive areas that really captures your imagination and puts you in the zone to learn that subject. It’s just really fun to be interactive than just sit at a desk. Reading rainforest is my favourite cause I can just get comfy in nature and read.

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Highly commended in the 8-11 category: Lincoln Garside

Jane’s comment: I loved the idea of learning in spaces themed to the subjects, and could easily see myself learning cookery in a large cake!”