ELLESMERE Port and Neston MP Andrew Miller is urging primary schools in the Ellesmere Port area to get involved with a national technology challenge.
MPs and e-skills UK are launching the seventh year of the ‘Make IT Happy’ competition, which is run by the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum.
Mr Miller, who helped to create the scheme in 2007, has welcomed the new competition and said this year’s contest has been designed to help children use the internet safely.
“Staying safe online is an important skill even for primary age children, and the competition helps them learn how to make the most of the internet without putting themselves at risk,” he said.
“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 total 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. The closing date for entries is Saturday, April 6.
For details, visit http://makeithappy.cc4g.net.