Port Ellen Primary gains Digital Awards status

Published Date: 

20 Dec 2017 - 14:15

Port Ellen Primary School on Islay has become the first school in Argyll and Bute to gain Digital School Award status.

The Digital Schools Awards are recognised by Education Scotland and are designed to promote, encourage and reward schools that make the best use of digital technology in the classroom.  

Schools that receive Digital School status demonstrate, among other things, the presence of a digital strategy, evidence of how digital technology is being used to enhance learning and a commitment to ongoing professional learning for teachers.

The programme has already highlighted some very innovative and collaborative approaches from schools and teachers regarding the integration of digital technology in teaching and learning.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “Well done Port Ellen Primary School. Digital Award Status will enable pupils to take full advantage of the digital opportunities that are available to them.

“We want to equip our young people to secure and sustain positive destinations and achieve success in life. Digital technology is all around us and it is important that young people are encouraged to become creators of digital content rather than just being consumers of technology."