Children in Becta’s knowledge quiz can win Information Technology for learning

Becta - National Schools QuizThe Next Generation Learning National Schools Quiz is an online interactive competition aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils all across the country, aged eight and nine years old. The online competition will be taking place at 11:00am on Friday 12th March with the winning pupil’s school being awarded with up to £3,000 worth of ICT equipment or training for their school.

Becta hope to see thousands of primary school children up and down the country compete simultaneously in this interactive online competition for the battle of becoming the ‘Brainiest school in Britain’. The Government agency, Becta, has in collaboration with the National Education Network (NEN) launched the first ever nationwide online schools quiz.

Becta is leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology in learning. It is their ambition to utilise the benefits of technology to create a more exciting, rewarding and successful experience for your children, enabling them to achieve their true potential.

“We are delighted to launch the first ever online National Schools Quiz and hope to see thousands of pupils across the country taking part in this groundbreaking initiative. Becta believes that integrating technology across the entire curriculum is essential for making lessons and learning more enjoyable, and rewarding. This is just one great example of how technology can be used to inspire learners.” said Stephen Crowne, Chief Executive of Becta.

The quiz will be covering curriculum areas such as history, science, citizenship, numeracy and literacy. A number of questions have been developed in association with a series of high profile national partners who include the Historic Royal Palaces, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and the relevant subject associations.

Each one of the national partners has helped compile and develop a series of exciting and challenging tests which pupils from across the country will answer in real time online. Every pupil will immediately be awarded gold, silver or bronze certificates, depending on their performance, with one school being awarded the star prize.

Schools can register for the nationwide quiz on the National Education Network website. More information about Becta and how they can help benefit your child’s education can be read at www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/nsq