Schools tempted with prizes money cannot buy
BT IS offering schools the chance to win prizes which money could not buy as part of a major scheme to extend the coverage of superfast fibre broadband.
The two experiences up for grabs are a trip to the top of BT Tower for up to 30 children or a school visit from Paralympic gold medal-winner Jonnie Peacock MBE.
Winners of the BT Tower prize will get the chance to meet TV presenter Jake Humphrey – who used to presented the BBC’s Formula One coverage and is now the main presenter of BT Sport football coverage – when visiting the revolving floor at the top of the iconic building and get a bird’s eye view of London.
They will also be shown behind the scenes and get an insight into how BT is bringing superfast fibre broadband to homes and businesses across the UK.
The school that bags the visit from Jonnie Peacock MBE will get the chance to meet the sprint runner hugely inspirational figure who won gold at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Paralympics.
The competition, being run by BT’s Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, is open to schools in England, Scotland and Wales.
Schools looking to enter can do so by filling out a form online at www. communityfibre.bt.com/superfastschools by January 29.
The scheme has a £2 million fund to distribute grants of up to £20,000 for community fibre partnerships that could benefit local schools.
Eligible communities can apply for match funding of up to £20,000 towards the cost of a new local superfast fibre network as long as the technology is capable of serving the local school.