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Chance for students to win computer lab for their school

Staples and Earth Day Canada have partnered in contest where students can win a computer lab for their school.

Students from elementary and secondary schools are encouraged to submit a 500-word essay on how their school has become environmentally responsible. Students can submit their entries at Staples.ca/RecycleForEducation, or on the Staples Canada Facebook page.

The 10 winning entries will receive a $25,000 computer lab for their schools.

Two labs will be awarded in the B.C./Yukon area, with the other eight going to other regions across Canada.

The prizes aim to help schools address challenges in access to technology.

A recent survey by Vision Critical on behalf of Staples Canada, found that while 86 per cent of Canadian teachers believe that upgraded computer labs will help students progress in reading and literacy skills, one in five schools lacks access to a computer lab.

Winning schools will be announced in early April.

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