Northgate sends off Make IT Happy competition winners
30-Jun-2011 - [Northgate Managed Services]
Northern Ireland's Make IT Happy competition winners Christ the Redeemer Primary School pupils are joined by Stuart Gunning, Regional Director Education, Northgate Managed Services at the George Best City Airport as they prepare to travel to London for the UK finals hosted at the Houses of Parliament.
Northgate currently provides IT services to every school in Northern Ireland through C2K, and as part of its ongoing commitment to education are supporting the School¹s trip to London. Christ the Redeemer Primary School are one of twelve winning schools from across the UK will be awarded £1,200 each, and from these entries 3 overall winners will be chosen to receive additional cash prizes. All winners have been invited to attend an awards ceremony on 28th June 2011.
The focus of this year¹s competition was how pupils were able to "Pass IT On" ¬ the pupils produced a DVD that demonstrated how they use IT in their school, how they pass IT onto younger students in their school and also how they manage and update their school website.
Selecting the School as the Northern Ireland winner the judging panel described their entry an inspiration in what was a fiercely competitive regional competition.
The "Make IT Happy" competition has been designed for primary school children in Years 4, 5 and 6 and has been running since 2007. The competition is managed by PITCOM (the Parliamentary IT Committee) and e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for Business and IT, with sponsorship from Nominet Trust and the IET.
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