MPs and e-skills UK have launched the fifth year of the Make IT Happy competition, a UK-wide technology challenge for primary school students aged 9 to 11, and MP Stephen McPartland is raising awareness locally.
This year’s Make IT Happy theme of “Pass IT On” calls for schools to use IT to connect with people to make a positive impact on their lives. Stephen commented, “I have written to all of the local primary schools to encourage them to get involved with Make IT Happy this year. The competition offers a unique way for schools to engage with their wider communities to make a positive impact on the lives of others, while at the same time enhancing their own knowledge of IT. “
Stephen added, ”As well as the cash prizes on offer, I’m confident that pupils will enjoy the chance to work together on such an exciting and relevant project. Entries should be as imaginative as possible in order to capture the attention of the judges. 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.”