A TECHNOLOGY competition for primary school students aged nine to 11 has been backed by Bolton South East MP Yasmin Qureshi.

And now she is urging local schools to get involved.

This year’s competition has been specially designed to help children use the internet safely and creatively.

Children will be asked to create an infographic — a digital poster — that tells other people what they have learned and how they too can be safe on the web.

The regional winners will receive £1,200 while the overall winner will be given a cash prize of £4,000 at a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in June.

Ms Qureshi said: “I encourage all of the local primary schools to get involved. The competition helps children gain invaluable internet safely skills, and pass them on to other people.

“I’m confident that pupils will enjoy the chance to work together on such an exciting and relevant project, as well as having the opportunity to win cash prizes for their school.”

The closing date for entries is April 6.

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