CHESTER MP Stephen Mosley is urging primary schools to enter the ‘Make IT Happy’ competition that teaches children how to stay safe online and have the chance to win cash prizes for their schools.
The UK-wide technology challenge is for primary school students aged 9-11 and is run by the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum, of which Mr Mosley is co-chair, and e-skills UK.
This year’s competition has been specially designed to help children use the internet safely and creatively.
Children will be asked to create an infographic – a digital poster – that tells other people what they’ve learned and how they too can be safe on the web.
A prize of £1,200 will be awarded to each of the regional competition finalists, with the overall winning school taking home an additional cash prize of £4,000.
Winners will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony to be held at the Houses of Parliament in London in June 2013.
The closing date for entries is April 6, 2013.
For further information, visit www.makeithappy.cc4g.net.