Canvas Space Programme winners

Instructure, the creators of Canvas VLE, announce the winning UK and Ireland schools for the Canvas Space Programme

Instructure, the creators of Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), has announced the winners of its “Canvas Space Programme” celebrating its launch into UK and Ireland schools. 

Instructure created a competition to give away space kits to 10 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 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.

The 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

After over-seeing the competitive judging process, Kenny Nicholl, Director EMEA Sales at Canvas by Instructure, 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!”