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Award recognises digital technologies integration

Robert Gordon’s College Junior School has been awarded a prestigious Digital Schools Award and mentor school status, recognising excellence in the use of digital technologies by staff and pupils both within and beyond the class. 

Launched in September 2016, the Digital Schools Award Scotland is a national certification programme, supported by Education Scotland, which aims to encourage and recognise a whole-school approach to the integration of digital technologies.

Digital Education Co-ordinator at the College, Mrs Jess Power said: “This is a fantastic achievement and highlights the excellent efforts of both staff and pupils in using technologies in lessons to improve engagement, foster creativity and support the development of digital skills for today and into the future. Our goal is to create digital citizens who are able to confidently use technology for independent learning, research, creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking. This allows improved communication and collaborative learning between pupils and teachers.”

Mrs Sarah Webb, Head of Robert Gordon’s College Junior School shared: “I am delighted that the innovative work in our Junior School has been recognised. We take pride in keeping up to date with changes in teaching and educational technology to improve learning outcomes, ensuring our pupils and staff feel safe and secure in a technologically advancing environment.”