THE Scie-matical will host its second annual school awards on December 4 at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. The Scie-matical seeks to advance education through technology and promote enthusiasm for using digital platforms for learning and discovering the role of ICT in learning. Scie-matical public relations practitioner Mandisa Mpanza said: “As Scie-matical SA we have realised the importance of investing in the future by interacting with the youth while at school. With the lack of knowledge and relationship between our education system and business, Scie-matical SA took the initiative to bridge the gap by educating the student through digital learning. With this event we aim to motivate pupils to work hard and be digital wise. We will be awarding pupils from Grade 10 to Grade 12 who work consistently throughout the year and from Grade 8 to Grade 9 we will be awarding class representatives.” Scie-matical works with companies such as Meccer, Rural Metro, Digital and Design, the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business and Holistic Engineering. “We are hoping to partner with more businesses to achieve our goal and through the success of this event we hope to inspire pupils to aim higher in their academics with the aid of digital programmes,” Mpanza said.