Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

10/05/07 MP Rosie encourages local primary schools to enter tech

Rosie Cooper MP is supporting a new competition, ‘Made IT Happen’, that has been launched by MPs for primary school pupils aged none to eleven who are using technology (ICT) to help their school or local community.

Organised by the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM) and e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for IT and Telecoms, the UK-wide competition is looking for pupil-led projects that show intiative and imagination and have had a positive impact on others.

Regional and national winners will receive cash prizes and a chance to visit Parliament in Westminster and meet other winning schools.

Rosie Cooper MP for West Lancashire said:

“Our local primary schools are using ICT in wonderful ways, helping young people to acquire vital skills for the future and understand how technology can make a positive contribution to their world. I want to see that work recognised and celebrated!”

“I have written to all local primary schools in West Lancashire encouraging them to get involved with Made IT Happen. Projects don’t have to be ambitious or expensive – its about making best use of the available resources or to support a community project. Most of all, its about showing how your work has made a difference.”

Entries can be in any format – the more creative the better. They should include an outline of the challenge the school faced, a description of how the ICT was used by the students to overcome the problem, and what the result was – with a focus on the students’ contribution, progress and achievement.

The competition closes on July 13 2007. For more information visit the Made IT Happen website at www.e-skills.com/pitcom/madeithappen 

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