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Globes on display at Selfridges

Nansen Primary wins 'global' competition

Creative pupils at a Birmingham academy are celebrating after winning a competition aimed at promoting recycling

Posted by Stephanie Broad | April 04, 2016 | Sustainability

Schools from across Birmingham and Staffordshire recently took part in a competition organised by retail giant Selfridges, as part of its ‘Fashioning A Brighter Future’ campaign.

Pupils were asked to decorate paper desk globes with recyclable materials to raise awareness about the importance of recycling in a bid to save the environment. Social Enterprise scheme Ahead Partnership worked with pupils and the schools involved to help them create the globes.

Globes designed by 10 schools were chosen to go on display in the window of Selfridge’s in the city’s Bullring shopping centre in March.

Nansen Primary

The 10 globes were then entered into The High Sheriff Arts Awards, which recognise West Midland youngsters who have excelled in various creative projects.

Nansen Primary’s design was chosen as the winner and the year five and six pupils will now have their globe put on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery this Spring. They also received a visit from West Midlands High Sheriff Jonnie Turpie MBE.  

Nansen Primary headteacher Cath Rindl

Nansen Primary’s Headteacher, Cath Rindl said: "Creativity is so important at our school and to see all of our pupils’ work and effort recognised with an award and a visit from the High Sheriff was truly fantastic.”

Adam Hockney, general manager of Selfridges Birmingham, said: “The display of the desk globes has generated hundreds of comments from shoppers, which is amazing.

“It’s really special for us to be able to engage with the community, and in particular school children, as they are our future.

“We have been thrilled with the outcome and how hard they worked on the globes. There are so many different interpretations of the theme and they are well worth a look.”    

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