The aim of the BT Internet Ranger Schools Award is to encourage schools or a group of schools to organise events where young people, up to the age of 16, use their ICT skills to help other people learn about computers and how to surf the internet.
This type of event is seen as rewarding for everyone involved:
- For students, being the teacher can be bring new insights and help build confidence.
- For learners, an introduction to the internet can open up exciting possibilities; such as new ways to keep in touch with friends and family as well as access to cheaper online products and services.
- For schools, this type of event is a great example of efforts to build community cohesion.
The winning secondary school will receive a cash prize of £4,000, a winning primary/middle school will receive £3,000 and two runner-up schools will each receive a cash prize of £2,500. The teachers who submit the applications for each of the winning schools will each receive £250 worth of IT vouchers. One teacher selected at random from the schools applications will also receive this prize.
The prize money can be used to purchase IT equipment for the school and to loan out to local residents.
Schools or groups of schools throughout the UK are eligible to apply.
Deadline: 2 November 2012.