George highlights IT competition to local primary schools

Andrew George MP is drawing the attention of local primary schools to the national ‘Make IT Happy’ competition.

For the sixth year, Parliament has launched an Information Technology competition for schools and this year its theme is Make IT Healthy.

Schools are challenged to show how they use IT to contribute to a healthier lifestyle for students, the school community and the wider community.

Twelve winning schools from across the UK will be awarded £1,200 each. The winners will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony to be held at the Houses of Parliament in London in June 2012.

Penpol Primary School in Hayle won second place in the UK competition in 2008 and was a regional winner last year.

Make IT Happy is a national technology challenge for primary schools and has been organised by the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum in partnership with e-skills UK.

The competition recognises and rewards the work primary schools do with IT, and particularly how they use it to make a positive impact on their own and others’ lives.

Mr George said: “I hope that local primary schools will consider getting involved with this initiative. It’s a great way for schools to make a positive impact on their own and others’ lives, while at the same time enhancing their knowledge of IT.”

The closing date for entries is April 8, 2012.

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