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Jim Knight opens largest educational technology event

Britain must lead the way in helping young people to be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow, Jim Knight, MP, Minister of State for Schools and Learners today outlined, as he opened the BETT event.

Taking place at London’s Olympia this week, the annual BETT event, celebrating its 25th year, will showcase the latest innovations in educational ICT.

Speaking at the launch, Jim Knight MP, Minister of State for Schools and Learners explained: “As we seek stability and future growth, Britain must continue to lead the way in nurturing talent. Young people need to be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.”

The event is being organised in partnership with the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) and Emap.

Mr Knight continued: “The power of education to drive change has long been established for communities and nations. It is down to us to continue to harness this force and for every child to fulfil their potential.”

Dominic Savage, Director General, BESA explained, “BETT is an extraordinary partnership between industry and education at all levels. BETT is a tremendous force for positive developments in the cost-effective development of technology in education systems worldwide.”

Jason Seebaruth

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