Big Win for ILC Learner

We are so proud to announce that one of our very talented learners at Inclusion Learning Centre has won the Hampshire Ethnic Minorities and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) postcard competition.

This is such a fantastic achievement and brilliant work to be recognised above all the other secondary school entries.

The competition was held as part of the celebration of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller (GRT)History Month – and the postcards will be sent out to local young people from GRT communities to celebrate their achievements and successes.

The winning entry is a wonderful picture of the Gypsy flag with words and slogans promoting GRT issues.

Our learner was delighted to win. ‘I was so surprised. I wanted to enter the competition to highlight that Traveller and Gypsies Lives Matter and we still face so much racism.’



As well as a certificate, prize winners received £20 – which our learner is really looking forward to spending!

Claire Barker from competition organisers EMTAS, said: ‘ It was so lovely to receive entries from the GRT communities and we’re delighted this learner has won with such a great picture. We’re looking forward to using these postcard images to celebrate all the achievements of young people from local GRT communities – including successes such as school attendance levels, achieving results or taking part in sports and other activities. We’re delighted to be able to share this work and use it to help acknowledge the success of other young people in the GRT communities.’

Amazing work from our learner.

The Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) support and recognise achievements from young people and children in schools from GRT communities and those with English as a second language. To find out more about the work they do please visit


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