PUPILS from two Barnsley schools have been chosen as judges for a national education event.

Pupils from Hoyland Common Primary and Milefield Primary, Grimethorpe, will join with pupils from 12 other schools to take on the role of judges at this year’s Kids Judge Bett, the world’s biggest education and technology event.

More than 30,000 educators and innovators from around the globe will attend the event at London’s ExCel Centre from January 24 to January 26, where pupils aged between seven and 13 years old will get to try cutting-edge classroom technologies.

At the end of the event, children will get to pick their favourites from different categories, with the winners being presented with a chocolate trophy.

Cameron Thomas, year two teacher and computing lead at Hoyland Common Primary School, said: “Our pupils are so excited to be taking part in Kids Judge Bett.

“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 engagement, inclusion, learning outcomes and creativity.”

Nicole Creamer, year six teacher at Milefield, added: “Kids Judge Bett is a fantastic opportunity for our dedicated digital leaders to see the latest innovations up close, and our pupils are delighted to be taking part.

“It’s a great way for children to help shape their own learning experiences and share these with their wider school community, all while having fun.”