29 March 2023 - Banagher College, County Offaly - Today, 14 Irish secondary schools have been recognised with the prestigious European ‘Digital School’ status for their outstanding contributions in digital teaching and learning. Backed by global technology giants HP and AMD, along with government and education partners, the Digital Schools Award Europe aims to promote digital learning and equip pupils with advanced digital skills.
East Wemyss Primary and Nursery is delighted to share that, following a successful validation visit, we have received the Digital Schools Award.
During our virtual visit, it was noted that we have a strong commitment to ensuring that children’s digital experiences are a priority. Teachers spoke with enthusiasm about the impact and benefits that their increased use of digital technology was bringing to their teaching and to pupils’ learning and progress.
Newmains Primary is delighted to announce that, after a successful validation visit, we have received the Digital Schools Award.
During our visit our staff and pupils demonstrated how the use of digital technology is used to enhance the curriculum, deliver high quality learning and teaching and to provide equity in accessing learning at Newmains PS.
On Tuesday 28th June 2022 Heathhall Primary School were awarded their Digital Schools Award!
Digital Schools Awards is a national awards scheme to promote, recognise and encourage a whole school approach to the use of digital technology in schools. Schools that successfully complete the programme receive a nationally recognised award by Education Scotland.
Our young people, staff and wider community supported our commitment and drive in achieving this prestigious award. Our journey in providing a high quality digital foundation for learning and teaching began pre-Covid, there was an energy from our school community to enhance the digital tools that were available to support curriculum development and to provide learners with stimulating learning experiences. Building on this we constructed a digital strategy that was led by ‘pupil voice’ to ensure well-being was a focal point in delivering a high quality service.
A new Digital Community Learning and Development (CLD) initiative is set to begin development following funding from the Scottish Government.
Due to be rolled out nationally in autumn 2022, the Digital CLD Award will seek to recognise the ways that CLD services and organisations promote effective use of digital technologies to enhance learning opportunities in youth work, adult learning, and community development programmes. It is the first initiative of its kind in the sector to be delivered through a collaboration between education bodies and industry partners.
AMD joins HP in supporting Digital Schools Awards program as it expands across Europe
Digital Schools Awards announces a new industry collaboration with global semiconductor company AMD, as it seeks to grow its programme across Europe.
Established in 2015 with backing from industry partners led by HP Inc, Digital Schools Awards brings together the sector and education authorities to promote, recognise and encourage a whole school approach to the use of digital technology in schools.
Badge will help young people identify and manage digital harms
A ground-breaking education initiative devised to support cyber resilience and internet safety in schools has been revised to incorporate a greater focus on digital wellbeing.
The Digital Wellbeing Award, which builds on the CR-IS (Cyber Resilience and Internet safety) Badge, launched by the Digital Schools Award scheme in 2019, aims to provide young people with the skills and confidence required to navigate the digital world.
- Young digitals leaders from Ballyclare help launch new cyber safety award scheme -
An industry backed initiative and the first of its kind in Northern Ireland is set to help schools tackle cyber risks and keep pupils safe online.
- First nurseries in Scotland achieve digital schools status -
A handful of nursery schools have become the first in Scotland to complete a pioneering education initiative developed to encourage digital learning amongst children.