Wednesday 05 April 2017

In September 2016, the British Council’s Partner Schools Global network launched the second Your World global competition for school students. The theme for this academic year was ‘Hope’. 

Students who take UK school examinations such as GCSEs and A levels at schools in our network were invited to work in groups and submit short videos to offer a window into their lives and their communities, for the world to see. This exciting global competition gave students from Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt, Sudan, UAE, Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Cyprus and Colombia an insight into the lives of students from cultures very different to their own.

1,864 students from 206 schools in 18 countries competed nationally, regionally and globally in this competition. We are delighted to announce that the Global winners of the 11-14 year-olds age group category are from Sudan. We would like to warmly congratulate Mohamed Osman, Zainalabdeen A. Hameed, Mahmood Ibrahim, Roba Saifeldin and Shogo Peter from the British Educational School. As for the 14-17 year-olds age group category, the lucky winners are from Colombia. Congratulations to Juliana Castañeda, Santiago Cornejo, Juliana Cruz, Manuela Millán, Sebastián Pinilla, Jorge Herrera from MONTESSORI BRITISH SCHOOL. The deserving winners from Colombia and Sudan will be flying to the UK this summer along with their teacher to attend an accredited British Council school for creative arts.

We would also like to congratulate all students who took part in this competition on the incredible originality and creativity of their work!


About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The majority of our income is raised delivering a range of projects and contracts in English teaching and examinations, education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. Eighteen per cent of our funding is received from the UK government.