Teresa congratulated a Year 5 Class at Northwood Primary School for winning the £1200 London prize in the Make IT Happy 2011 competition. Make IT Happy is an annual UK-wide technology competition for pupils aged 9-11. This year’s competition theme was ‘Pass IT on’, with pupils challenged to show how they have used technology to connect with others. Northwood Primary School’s Year 5 class produced an excellent video for the competition showing what an average day at their school is like.
In February Teresa wrote to primary schools across Erith and Thamesmead to let them know about the competition and to encourage them to enter. Many schools registered and Northwood Primary School’s entry was shortlisted as one of the best in London before going on to win the region overall and collect £1200 in prize money.
They will be presented with the award at a ceremony in Westminster on 28 June after a tour of the Houses of Parliament and a trip on the London Eye. The overall winning entry will also be announced at the ceremony, which could see Northwood Primary scoop another £4000 prize.
“I am absolutely delighted that Northwood Primary School won the £1,200 prize in the national school IT competition. They produced an excellent video that was rightly judged the best out of all the London schools that entered the competition.
“I hope they enjoy the tour of Parliament and trip on the London Eye as a reward for all their hard work. I look forward to meeting them at the awards ceremony next week where I think they are a good chance to win first prize overall and collect another £4000 in prize money.”
Watch the winning video in full here.