Karolina pictured with Mrs E McStocker (Head of ICT)
Karolina Grigorjeva, a Year 10 student, from St. Pius X College recently won the Safer Internet Day 2017 Competition. This competition was at a national level within the UK Best Secondary School category. This year’s theme was ‘Be the Change: Unite for a better internet’. Karolina selected the word ‘CHANGE’ and made the following entry:
Tina Elson, Kodo, “There were thousands of entries from all around the UK. In the last few hours leading up to Safer Internet Day 2017, we had a flurry of entries for the acronym competition - aimed at encouraging students to come up with their own e-safety slogan. The competition generated some great responses - it certainly made judging a challenge. We are now delighted to announce Karolina as the winner”.
“In St. Pius X College, we strive to ensure pupils and the wider college community are, e-savvy. The SID 17 competition this year was brilliant, engaging, thought provoking and most importantly fun! We are very proud of our winning entrant. Her acronym is clever and makes a point about the futility of Cyberbullying. A large number of our pupils were, self-motivated into getting actively involved, this for us, endorsed the competition’s relevancy. Overall participants were provided with a wonderful opportunity to develop their, 21st century thinking skills, problem solving and creativity”,
Mrs Eileen McStocker (Head of ICT, St. Pius X College, Magherafelt).
This is a tremendous achievement for Karolina. We wish Karolina huge congratulations in the dissemination of her e-safety message to a global audience!