Pupils from a school in Kendal have been chosen to take part in a global technology event this month.

The schoolchildren from Crosthwaite Primary will be involved at Bett UK 2024, the world’s biggest EdTech event.

They will judge the latest advancements in educational technology along with over 60 kids from 13 other schools across the UK.

Head Teacher Matt Jessop said: "We have seen first-hand the positive impact that technology can have in the classroom, and look forward to exploring how our school can continue embracing innovative digital solutions with the potential to improve student engagement, inclusion, learning outcomes, and creativity.

"Kids Judge Bett is a unique and wonderful initiative that allows children to have their voices heard and, equally, I’m sure our students will have a brilliant time trying out all the tech and sharing their thoughts.”

The Westmorland Gazette: The group that visited Bett UK in 2022The group that visited Bett UK in 2022 (Image: Crosthwaite Primary)

Bett UK will take place at London’s ExCeL Centre between January 24-26 and bring together more than 30,000 educators, innovators, and changemakers from around the globe.

Kids Judge Bett is returning for its ninth year at Bett UK, having been devised in 2016 by Katy Potts, Computing and Online Safety Lead for Schools at Islington Council.

It has been run in partnership with the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) ever since.

Ms Potts explained: “I was inspired to launch Kids Judge Bett almost a decade ago as a way of getting students more involved in the show, because who better to judge edtech and learning resources for schools and families than the children themselves.

"It’s important that we provide opportunities for the youngest generation to develop knowledge, critical thinking and creativity around technology – particularly in our fast-changing world."

The Westmorland Gazette: The pupils showing off their tech prowess in a computing lessonThe pupils showing off their tech prowess in a computing lesson (Image: Crosthwaite Primary)

With more than 600 EdTech solution providers on show this year, the students will nominate their favourite products from a shortlist of exhibitor stands.

Following on from last year’s tradition, the students themselves will announce the winners of Kids Judge Bett live on the main arena stage, alongside acclaimed poet and children’s author, Michael Rosen.