HUNTER WRITES TO LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO URGE THEM TO “MAKE IT HAPPY, MAKE IT SAFE”

January 28, 2013 12:02 PM

Make IT HappyLocal MP Mark Hunter has written to local primary schools across the area to encourage them to get involved in a parliamentary competition, which encourages children to use the internet safely and creatively.

The competition, run by the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum (PICTFOR) and e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology, asks pupils to create an infographic - a digital poster - that tells other people what they've learned and how they can be safe on the web too.

£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.

Commenting, Mark said:

"I encourage all of the local primary schools to get involved with Make IT Happy this year. It's a great idea; it teaches children useful skills, and is fun too!"

"The competition helps children gain invaluable internet safely skills and pass them on to other people.

"I'm confident that pupils will enjoy the chance to work together on such an exciting and relevant project, as well as having the opportunity to win cash prizes for their school."

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