Gypsy, Roma & Traveller History Month

June is Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history month (GRTHM), a chance to raise awareness and celebrate this diverse community and their rich culture, history and experiences.

Cognus’ Traveller Education Service is proud to be helping to promote and celebrate GRTHM again this year in collaboration with schools in both Sutton and Merton by running a competition for the children and young people that we support.

Their task was to create a poster about what being a Traveller means to them or what they like about being a Traveller. Our Cognus colleagues, Joanna Cassey and Mick Bradshaw, kindly agreed to judge the competition.

Congratulations to everyone that entered – the judges were so impressed by all the different representations of our Traveller pupils and gave positive feedback for all of the pictures.

The winning entries for the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller History Month picture competition 2022 are:



Lucy-Marie – Reception – Bandon Hill Oakfield



Sieg – Year 1 – Beecholme Primary


KS2 (Lower) WINNER

Charis – Year 4 – Muschamp Primary


KS2 (Upper) WINNER

Theresa – Year 6 – The Federation of St Elphege’s Catholic Schools