Primary schools across the nation encouraged to take the challenge in the Next Generation Learning National Schools Quiz.
Becta and the NEN (National Education Network) are launching the first ever nationwide online schools quiz, which will see thousands of primary school children up and down the country compete simultaneously.
Schools entering the Next Generation Learning National Schools Quiz, which will take place on Friday, 12 March, could win up to £3,000 worth of ICT equipment or training for their school, plus there are fantastic spot prizes for successful individuals and teams who take part.
The quiz will run exclusively online, via the NEN, covering curriculum areas, including history, science, citizenship, numeracy and literacy. Questions will be provided by 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.
The nationwide quiz is aimed at Key Stage 2 and open to pupils aged eight and nine years old. Schools can sign up individual pupils or teams by registering here.
As further incentive, every school signing up to take part in the Next Generation Learning National Schools Quiz will automatically achieve level 1 of the Next Generation Learning Charter [a charter established by Becta] stating its public commitment to embrace technology in learning.
Stephen Crowne, chief executive of Becta, said: "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 to making lessons and learning more enjoyable and rewarding and this is just one great example of how technology can be used to inspire learners.”