Tech challenge to promote Chilterns
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.”
TECH STARS: Youngsters with their certificates, after taking part in the Misbourne Matins IT challenge