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It's our story

competition winners

We’re excited to announce the winners of our Census 2021 ‘It’s Our Story’ Competition. Congratulations to everyone who entered. The standard was very high, and the judging process was tough!

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The ‘It’s Our Story‘ Competition is now closed

Thank you to all those who entered the competition. The competition is now closed. Winners will be announced here by the end of April 2021.

About the programme

The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. To support the census, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has created an inspiring teaching initiative called the Secondary Education Programme. Teachers in secondary schools across England and Wales can access free school and lesson content designed to bring the census to life for students aged 11 to 18 years. The census took place on 21 March 2021. For more information on Census 2021 visit the census website.


Download free, curriculum-linked lesson plans and flexible activities. These resources have been developed with teachers and they can be taught in the classroom or online.

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