Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science presented the first primary schools in Scotland to achieve ‘Digital School’ status with their award today (22/02/17) at Wormit Primary School.
The Minister met with representatives from the schools and from the Digital Schools Awards Scotland programme, speaking to them about the value of digital skills before presenting them with their award:
“Digital skills are an integral part of our everyday lives, and as such it is absolutely essential that we give young people the opportunities to understand and use them properly. The Digital Schools Awards Programme is a fantastic example of industry supporting education in Scotland and helping ensure our young people develop the skills and opportunities to flourish.
21 Schools have achieved this award to date and they are;
List of Awarded Schools
|Kirkton of Largo||Leven||Fife|
|Calside Primary School||Dumfries||Dumfries & Galloway|
|Dalry Primary School||Dalry||North Ayrshire|
|Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral Primary School||Motherwell||North Lanarkshire|
|Lundavra Primary School||Fort William||The Highlands|
|Wormit Primary School||Newport-on-Tay||Fife|
|Bonhill Primary School||Bonhill||West Dunbartonshire|
|Kildrum Primary School||Kildrum||North Lanarkshire|
|Bathgate Early Years Centre||Bathgate||West Lothian|
|The Compass School||Haddington||East Lothian|
|Mearns Primary School||East Renfrewshire||East Renfrewshire|
|Whitehirst Park Primary||Kilwinning||North Ayrshire|
|Kingswells School||Aberdeen||Aberdeen City|
|Kinlochleven Primary School||Kinlochleven||The Highlands|
|The Edinburgh Academy Jnr School||Edinburgh||City of Edinburgh|
|Blackfriars Primary School||Glasgow||Glasgow City|
|Netherlee Primary School||Glasgow||East Renfrewshire|
|Beith Primary School||Beith||North Ayrshire|
|Rosebank Primary School||Dundee||Dundee|
The event gathered media interest and was featured on STV news;
STV clip (starting at 11.10).
More info leading up to the event and on the day itself is available on twitter from following users @Schools_Digital and @EducationScot and from following the hashtags #DigitalSchoolsAward #DigitalDifference
Digital Schools Award Scotland is a national awards programme to promote, recognise and encourage the use of digital technology in primary schools. It builds on the progress already made at schools, by providing a pathway and resources for schools who are seeking to do more with digital technology to deliver the curriculum. The Digital Schools Awards programme is being delivered by HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel and is recognised by Education Scotland.
For more info on the programme please visit https://digilearn.scot/2016/09/23/digital-schools-awards-now-launched/