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1 week left for schools to win $50,000 in tech prizes

Schools have until 5pm on Monday 2 April to gather as many votes as possible to win $50,000 in prizes, enabling the winning schools to purchase edu-tech gear including 3D printers, virtual reality goggles and robotics kits.

Genesis Energy wants its Energising Young Minds competition to help school students when it comes to learning about science, tech, energy and maths (STEM) in New Zealand’s classrooms.

The competition re-launches the School-gen programme, which has brought solar energy, energy efficiency and related topics to life at schools up and down New Zealand for the past eleven years.

“We wanted School-gen to better reflect our company mission – to reimagine energy,” says CEO Marc England.

“New Zealand’s progress will be influenced by the ability of our children to learn skills from the worlds of science, technology, engineering and maths. That’s why we think STEM learning needs a helping hand, and it’s what the Energising Young Minds competition is all about.”

688 primary, intermediate and secondary schools have been nominated to win edu-tech prizes through their local community.

Click here to see the nominees (or refer to the attached list) and to vote for your local school.

Voting closes at 5pm Monday, 2 April. The lucky winners will be announced on 30 April.

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