The winners of the first-ever World’s Best School Prizes revealedOctober 2022
The winners of the five World's Best School Prizes have been celebrated across the world's media from Reuters to BBC World Online, BBC World Service radio, Euronews, CBS and even the front page of the Times in the UK - inspiring countless others to learn from their examples and follow in their footsteps.
Prominent coverage also included the Telegraph in print, Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, the Scotsman, and TES in the UK; FOX, Yahoo! News, Nasdaq, The World, Patch.com, Chalkbeat in the US; El Mercurio and CNN in Chile; Daily Inquirer in the Philippines; BBC Focus on Africa; the Hindustan Times in India; R7 and Porvir in Brazil; La Nacion and Infobae in Argentina; the Star in Malaysia; RCTI in Indonesia; IOL and ENCA in South Africa; the Star in Kenya; Vanguard in Nigeria; and the National in the UAE.
The $50,000 each school won will help them develop and expand their vital education projects. But the impact has gone much further. Chile's President visited Escuela Emilia Lascar the day it won the World's Best School Prize for Innovation - not just to congratulate teachers and students but with a view to scaling their work across the country. After Bonuan Buquig National High School won the World's Best School Prize for Environmental Action its regional Director of Education similarly announced a scale-up of its work to 1.2 million students.
Dunoon Grammar School won praise from Scotland's First Minister, not to mention Dame Emma Thompson, after taking home the World's Best School Prize for Community Collaboration. Meanwhile, Curie Metropolitan High School in Chicago, which won the World's Best School Prize for Supporting Healthy Lives, joined T4 Education and partners in ringing the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell in celebration of strong schools.
The winners of the World's Best School Prizes have shared their best practices through School Transformation Toolkits that showcase their “secret sauce” to innovative approaches and step-by-step instructions on how others can replicate their methods to help improve education everywhere. These are now available on the T4 Communities app.