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COBIS Competitions - Don't Let Your Pupils Miss Out!

Dear Colleague,

Student competitions are a fantastic way to get your pupils involved in the COBIS community. To see a full range of the competitions we offer, please click here or read on for more information on three of the competitions we are running this academic year.

  1. The Primary Creative Challenge is an experiential film-making activity for KS1 and KS2 pupils that involves making food or drink to celebrate your schools location.
  2. The Senior School Music Festival is open to KS3, KS4 and KS5 pupils. It will be hosted by Prague British School on 6 and 7 June 2015. You can register your interest for this now – email
  3. COBIS Young Scientist Film Awards – this popular competition is back for another year. Submissions must be made before 6 April 2015 so plan this into your spring term activities now.

Primary Creative Challenge – deadline next month!

This year's Creative Challenge focuses on food. We want your KS1 or KS2 pupils to star in a short film of them making a tasty traditional dish, snack or drink from the region in which your school is based. Prizes include a free subscription to and some of the latest Lonely Planet Kids books. Winning entries will be showcased at the 2015 COBIS Annual Conference, 9-11 May 2015. 

Click here to download an entry form now. Please fill this in and send it to along with your entry but be quick - the closing date is 31 December 2014.

For more information, please click here or for inspiration from last year's entries, click here

Inaugural COBIS Senior School Music Festival 

The COBIS Senior School Music Festival is open to all COBIS schools, with pupils competing in a range of categories under two age groups - KS3 and KS4/5.

Categories include:

The programme for the weekend includes a boat cruise, a guided tour of Prague and a concert and awards ceremony at the Czech Museum of Music.

The Music Festival will take place in Prague on 6 and 7 June 2015. To register your interest, email

COBIS Young Scientist Film Awards

COBIS has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in London again to create a film competition to celebrate the diversity and excitement of science. NPL has a 113 year history in world class science and is based less than a mile from COBIS Head Office!

Students from COBIS schools are invited to: 

For more information please click here or to register now, click here. You can also view last year's entries here.  

If you have any questions about these or any other COBIS competitions, please email Catriona Lawless at COBIS Head Office on



Catriona Lawless
Personal Assistant to the CEO
Council of British International Schools
St Mary's University 
Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4SX
(t) +44 208 240 4142 

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