WEAVER Vale MP Mike Hall is urging primary schools to enter a national technology competition.
MPs and e-skills UK have launched the third year of their UK-wide technology challenge for primary school students aged 9-11.
The theme for the 2009 competition is Make IT Happy! Judges will be looking for imaginative, technology-based initiatives which will have a positive impact upon the community.
Students should show how technology, ranging from video skits to radio shows, interactive websites to downloadable podcasts, can be used creatively to make people smile.
Cash prizes of £1,200 will be awarded to each regional finalist, with the overall winning school taking home up to £5,200. Winners will also be invited to an awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in October.
Mr Hall said: “I encourage all primary schools to get involved. 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.”
The closing date for entries is July 31. For details of how to enter, visit www.cc4g.net/makeithappen.