Commonwealth Class School Stories

On 28th October, BBC Commonwealth Class launches the search for the best stories around the Commonwealth to be told and made by schoolchildren from the UK and around the Commonwealth.

We are looking for 3 schools - 1 in the UK and 2 from other Commonwealth countries who will make a film with the help of a TV crew, which best reflects the Commonwealth values and shares what it means to be a global citizen.

Winning schools will have their films featured on the BBC Commonwealth Class website

School Stories: BBC Breakfast News

How can schools take part?

Working together as a team get your class to come up with and write a film idea centred around your school or community. It should be no more than 500 words.

Your class's film should in some way reflect one or more of the Commonwealth Values. (You can see them in the tab above)

Have a look at the other Commonwealth Class films on the site to give you an idea of what makes an interesting, thought provoking film, which would be a good topic for one of our online debates.

Things to think about?

Who or what would the film be about?

Why would other people want to watch it?

Do you have an inspiring person/people in your community that you would like to make the film about, or interview as part of your film?

Which of the Commonwealth Values would you incorporate in your film?

The winning films will be used to kick start future debates so think about things that would get you and your class debating; a topic that is original, diverse and interesting.

Everyone's a winner

Don't worry if you don't make the final cut, all schools can take part in our live fortnightly debates and will see their pupils' comments featured on the website.

How do you get involved?

Complete your entry on one of the competition forms below.

The competition closing date has been extended to 2359 on 21 February 2014.

Entry Forms



Please return your entry form to the Commonwealth Class competition address (

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