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Generation game

COMPUTER firm Packard Bell is running a competition, Wisdom of Ages, for primary pupils to get them to share knowledge and experience with older generations. The competition is open to primary schools in England, Scotland and Wales - with individual children and a family member, aged 45 or over, forming a team. The activities will reveal the similarities and differences between growing up now and in past generations, say the organisers.

A questionnaire downloaded from the website should be filled in with a "partner" so they can find out more about each other's experience, with evidence taken from the Internet where appropriate. There are questions about favourite football teams, best teachers and entertainers as well as the use of computers, email, Internet and favourite websites. Prizes of PCs, scanner and a webcam, worth more than pound;4,000 are on offer.

The closing date for entries is December 20.


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