- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: Local News, News
On Friday 27 May 20111 Alan Carter the ICT coordinator told Valerie that Palfrey Juniors, Class 10 won the West Midlands Region of the competition and are through to the Final. The awards ceremony will take place at the Houses of Parliament and the finalists will be awarded £1,200.
“It is brilliant to see the way that the pupils at Palfrey Juniors are using information technology in such a creative way. I am absolutely thrilled that they have won the West Midlands region of makeIThappy. Both Alan Carter the ICT Coordinator and Class 10 should be extremely proud of their achievement winning the West Midlands Regional Final and one of twelve in the whole country. The entry is stunning and I would urge you to take a look. “
You can view the school’s entry here.
From the twelve winning schools across the UK, three more winners will be chosen to receive additional cash prizes. As well as these great prizes the 12 winning schools will be able to experience a trip on the London Eye prior to the awards ceremony.
Earlier this year Valerie contacted the schools in Walsall South to let them know about the makeIThappy competition. Make IT Happy is organised by the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM) in partnership with e-skills UK (the sector skills council for Business and Information Technology) and supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Nominet Trust.
The theme for this year’s competition is Pass IT On. Schools are challenged to show how they have used technology to connect school children with others in their community – whether that is down the corridor, around the town, across the UK or halfway around the world.