A mobile app created by young people from Dunoon Primary School was unveiled at a meeting of Argyll and Bute Council’s Community Services Committee yesterday (Thursday).
The app provides information about the Education Service Vision and Strategy, “Our Children Their Future”, and was presented to members by three of Dunoon Primary’s Digital Leaders: Barry Campbell, Cameron MacRaild and Laurie Thorup.
The Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the Digital Leaders from Dunoon Primary for providing us with a very professional and informative presentation of the new app which has been created.
“The app provides easy access to the Education Vision and Strategy and is available to download from the Google store. It will also soon be available in the Apple iOS store. These pupils are a true credit, not only to their own school, but to the whole of Argyll and Bute.”
The unveiling of the app coincided with the launch of the Education Service Digital Learning Strategy.
This strategy sets out how the Education Service, Digital Learning Team and IT department will support schools throughout Argyll and Bute to ensure that pupils, staff and parents benefit from the digital technology that is available, and meets the aspirations of the Scottish Government’s Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland.
Councillor McNeilly continued: “The launch of the new Digital Learning Strategy is extremely welcome. It puts our learners at the very heart of our vision and helps to reshape our learning environments to increase engagement, motivation and empower learners.
“It is quite clear that our global digital economy is expanding rapidly. Young people are growing up in a world surrounded by technology and almost every field of employment now relies on it.
“Our vision is that young people will acquire the skills needed to contribute to this economy, perhaps for jobs which haven’t even been created yet, to ensure they secure and sustain positive destinations and achieve success in life.
“Young learners in Argyll and Bute are already putting their digital learning to good use and many have achieved national recognition for their work in games design, computer programming and use of digital technology. I look forward with anticipation to watching our young people continue to strive.”