A PORTSMOUTH MP is backing a campaign to reward primary schools which make good use of IT.
Mike Hancock has joined more than 60 MPs and e-skills UK to launch the sixth year of the Make IT Happy competition, a UK-wide technology challenge for primary school students aged nine to 11.
The competition is run by the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum (PICTFOR) and e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology.
Each of the regional competition finalists will win £1,200, with the overall winning school taking home an additional cash prize of £4,000.
The MP for Portsmouth South said: ‘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 their own health and that of others.’
The closing date for entries is April 8.