Canvas Space Programme Winners Announced

Instructure, the creators of Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) announces the winners of its ‘Canvas Space Programme’ which celebrates its launch into UK and Ireland schools.

As part of its UK and Ireland launch, Instructure created a competition to give away 10 space kits to 10 lucky schools. To apply for a space kit and become part of the Canvas Space Programme, teachers were invited to submit a 60 second video with their class, telling Canvas why they should win.

The Canvas Space Programme offers pupils at winning schools the opportunity to embark on their very own scientific explorations and to capture extraordinary footage of the earth with their miniature space capsules. Canvas is sending winning participants everything they need to send a capsule to space, including a flight computer, a state-of-the-art camera, GPS, a parachute and a space blanket (Martian defence ray not included!)

After a competitive judging process, the Canvas Space Programme winners are:

1. Upton Primary School, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

2. Brook Field Primary School, Shaw, Swindon, Wiltshire

3. Spring Hill High School, Birmingham

4. Kells and Connor Primary School, Ballymena, Co Antrim

5. Idsall School, Shifnal, Shropshire

6. Gatley Academy Trust, Cheadle

7. Oasis Academy Harpur Mount, Manchester

8. The Dorcan Academy, Covingham, Swindon

9. Ladygrove Primary School, Dawley, Telford

10. Otley All Saints Primary School, Otley, Yorkshire

Kenny Nicholl, Director of EMEA Sales at Canvas by Instructure who oversaw the judging process commented “Canvas received incredible applications from schools all across the UK, and our winners were chosen based on their creative submissions, which captured our philosophy for innovation. Picking our winning space cadets was no easy feat for our panel of experts, and we can’t wait to see the results when these schools launch their very own space missions — it’s time to bring science and technology to (extra-terrestrial) life!”