Cambridge MP urges primary schools to enter national technology competition - Howarth

May 31, 2008 12:00 AM
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David Howarth MP

David Howarth MP encourages all primary schools students aged nine to eleven to enter the 2008 'Make IT Happen' technology competition.

Make IT Happen 2008 calls on schools to use technology, such as audio-visual materials, web pages or interactive posters, to describe how they would change an aspect of their local community for the better.

Schools are encouraged to focus on an issue they really care about, such as tackling bullying or littering, helping to improve the local environment or supporting their community.

Judges will be looking for student-led entries that show initiative and imagination and make the most of students' technology skills. This year the competition is also supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, who are offering cash prizes for regional and national winners.

David Howarth commented:

"Our local primary schools are using technology in wonderful ways to help young people acquire vital skills for the future and understand how IT can make a positive contribution to their world.

"I encourage all primary schools to get involved with Make IT Happen. The campaigns don't have to be ambitious or expensive and schools can use the software available on the competition website to develop their entries. The competition is all about giving young people a chance to use their imagination, creativity and technology skills and show how IT can make a difference to the world around them."

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Notes to Editors

1. More information at http://www.cc4g.net/makeithappen/

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