Design on, win one

Education company RM is launching a new competition called designOne to get schools across the country to design their own computer frontage, for the chance to win and help build their very own customised RM One PC.

Winners will also receive a unique learning experience for their school at RM's educational technology REAL (Rethinking Education And Learning) Centre.

The competition is designed as part of an ongoing commitment by RM to equip schools with the latest education technology to provide school children with the skills they need for the 21st century. The school or college with the winning entry will receive their very own customised RM One with their design on the front.

A group of students from the winning school will also be invited to help construct their RM One at RM's facility and given a guided tour of the REAL Centre, a state of the art creative learning environment, at RM's Oxfordshire Head Office. The REAL Centre is designed to provoke discussion and research around how the integrated design of furniture and technology can support education. The Centre has a range of exciting and practical learning spaces exploring a varied range of education issues from communication and engagement to motivation and independent study.

Adam Stewart, senior project manager at RM, said: "RM is passionate about education and that is why we are inviting the winning school to our REAL Centre to give them hands-on experience of the inspiring education technology that is available today, and to view the education technology of the future. The designOne competition is a great opportunity to equip school students with the latest education technology and get them excited about learning in new and innovative ways."

Schools can enter the competition at by describing in 50 words or less the design of their RM One front panel. The deadline for entries is 16th July 2010. In addition to entering a written submission, schools can also send in their designs fully drawn up on paper. This is not necessary to enter the competition but adds an extra challenge for those more creative pupils.