School’s finals hope

Doncaster's 3 MP's. Rosie Winterton, Ed Milliband and Caroline Flint
Doncaster's 3 MP's. Rosie Winterton, Ed Milliband and Caroline Flint
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PUPILS at a Doncaster primary school have plenty to smile about after scooping £1,200 and a trip to the Houses of Parliament in a national technology competition.

Children from Town Field Primary School are now just one step away from winning the Make IT Happy contest – and netting a further £4,000 – after reaching the final 12.

The school was encouraged to enter the scheme by Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton.

She also praised staff and children at Balby Central Primary School who, along with Town Field, were one of three schools from Yorkshire to make a preliminary shortlist of 40.

The MP said: “I am absolutely delighted for both schools.

“This competition is about giving young people a chance to use their imagination, creativity and technology skills and show how IT can make a difference to the world around them.

“The pupils and teachers have worked incredibly hard on their projects.

“I wish staff and pupils at Town Field Primary the very best of luck and will see them in Westminster on June 28.”

Ms Winterton contacted both schools earlier this year to let them know about the competition.

Schools were challenged to show how they had used technology to connect school children with others in their community.

That could be down the corridor, the town, across the UK or halfway around the world.