18:11 Friday 11 January 2013

Schools urged to take web test

Written byBY ADRIAN JENKINS

AN MP is encouraging primary schools to get involved in a competition designed to help children use the internet safely and creatively.

Andrew Bridgen, who represents North West Leicestershire for the Tories, urged them to take part in Make IT Happy, a UK-wide technology challenge for youngesters aged nine to 11.

The competition will challenge entrants to create an infographic, or digital poster, telling people what they have learned and how they can stay safe while using the web.

Each regional finalist will bag £1,200 while the overall winner will net an extra £4,000. Winners will also be invited to an awards ceremony in Parliament.

Mr Bridgen said: “I’m confident pupils will enjoy the chance to work together on such an exciting and relevant project, as well as having the opportunity to win cash prizes for their school.”

The closing date for entries is April 6.

More information is available from makeithappy.cc4g.net

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