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The search is on for the next Miss Liverpool City Region

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WOULD you like to become the next Miss Liverpool City Region? The Miss England Competition are getting ready to start the search for the next Miss Liverpool City Region. They are looking for young women who can be role models and show the area in a good light. Should you win the title, it is anything but just fake fashion. This is all about promoting the area you are in, throughout the year, by visiting local events, raising money for charity and becoming a role model for others. Not all the work is high profile, with lots of it hidden work for the title holder to do, but it is extremely very rewarding, good for any CV and fun. You do not have to be a model to enter, anyone can try. You just need to comply with the rules that have been laid out by both organisations; Miss England and Miss World. You must live within the Liverpool City Region, that is the following Council areas:- Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral. Should you enter, you must agree to helping raise money for charity and also helping good causes locally and, should you win Miss England, you will be representing the country at Miss World competition! Don't worry, you are not alone, as the team behind Miss Liverpool City Region will support you in order to achieve your set goals, within your year, should you win. If you know anyone who would make a fantastic role model for others or you think this is what you could do, please go to:-  Miss-Liverpool-City-Region.Com for more information, and also apply via:- MissEngland.Com The group is also looking for a Mr Liverpool City Region, this year... So keep an eye on here for more information! You can also find out more on their both Twitter and Facebook profiles.

School competition set to ignite Liverpool children's interest in space and robotics

THE online educational publisher Twinkl and the EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK RAS Network), have launched a National School Robot Competition for 2020 and are encouraging Schools from Liverpool to get involved. Designed to inspire children to take an interest in robotics from a young age, the competition challenges School groups to create robots using a free app or online. The robots must be able to cross challenging new space environments and complete a range of tasks. The annual competition is open to groups of pupils aged 8 to 14. The competition was officially launched at an out of this world event beneath the 80ft long Blue Streak Rocket, at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

Students aged 8 to 11 were invited to meet robotics experts from the UK-RAS Network and try out the app, which was designed and created by Twinkl for the competition. Schools can enter by downloading the free app on the Apple App Store and Google Play, or by using the web based version. The competition is free to enter and will be accepting entries until midnight, on Monday, 4 May 2020.

Jonathan Seaton, CEO and Co-founder of Twinkl, said:- "The competition is a really exciting way for children to explore STEM and test their collaboration and design skills. We hope that the competition once again gets children thinking about the future of robotics and inspires them to explore the subject further. We are really grateful to all the partners that have been involved and can't wait to join them later in the year to judge the entries."

The launch was also attended by competition partner Pipebots, a network developing micro robots to fix problems in underground pipe networks and dangerous sites. Pipebots will be judging the competition with UK RAS and Twinkl alongside a host of other organisations, networks, and research programmes that specialise in artificial intelligence, robotics and space.  The winning robots will be chosen based on a range of different criteria. The overall competition winner will receive a MiRo-E Robot from Consequential Robotics, an entertaining and emotionally engaging robot that responds to human interaction.  There will also be a range of exciting and unique prizes up for grabs, which have been generously donated by partners, including:- robot kits for students, robot laboratory tours, Lego EV3 systems and educational support for Schools. More information can be found at:- Twinkl.Co.UK/robotics.

Dr James Law, Director of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, Sheffield Robotics and member of the UK RAS Network said:- "We've had quite a few children ask whether they can buy a MiRo-E Robot and if they can take it home, they love it! That's one of the important things about this competition though, to expose children to the opportunities within robotics and to inspire them to get involved.  More than that, we're coming to an age now where robots are becoming part of our everyday lives and this will only increase. Therefore, it's important for children to learn about these technological developments as they're going to get more exposure to them in the future."

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