Tech chal­lenge to pro­mote Chilterns

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

SCHOOL­CHILD­REN put their IT skills to the test when they took part in a com­pe­ti­tion.

The Ger­rards Cross­based Mis­bourne Matins Ro­tary Club held its 10th an­nual Louis Moss IT Chal­lenge for young­sters at lo­cal schools on April 24.

The con­test is open to pupils in years three, four, five and six and the chal­lenge this year was to cre­ate a tourist poster to pro­mote the Chilterns.

Stu­dents from 10 schools sub­mit­ted more than 1,200 en­tries, with judges look­ing for cre­ative tal­ent and ideas as well as tech­ni­cal com­pe­tence.

On Fri­day evening, at the Me­mo­rial Cen­tre in East Com­mon, club pres­i­dent Sue Wal­ton handed out prizes to pupils at the Chal­font St Peter CE Academy, Thorpe House School, Chal­font St Giles Vil­lage School, But­lers Court and Holt­spur School.

All 1,200 stu­dents who took part were given cer­ti­fictes with win­ning schools awarded £100.

Thorpe House school pupil Char­lie Young was one of the win­ners.

Head­mas­ter Terry Ayres at­tended the pre­sen­ta­tion and said: “We’re very proud of Char­lie, he showed both cre­ative tal­ent and a flare for ICT in the cre­ation of his very colour­ful poster, en­cour­ag­ing vis­i­tors to come to our beau­ti­ful coun­try­side.”

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TECH STARS: Young­sters with their cer­tifi­cates, af­ter tak­ing part in the Mis­bourne Matins IT chal­lenge

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