Dunoon Grammar School has been praised at the Scottish Parliament after it was named as Scotland’s first digital schoolhouse.
Highlands and Islands Regional MSP Donald Cameron who highlighted the initiative by submitting a motion to the parliament said:
“It is very encouraging to see Dunoon Grammar School participating in this forward-looking scheme which encourages pupils to engage with science and technology.
“The scheme, which has international partners, and is supported by leading businesses in the digital sector, is a great opportunity for young people to experience something new and innovative.”
Donald Cameron's motion can be read below:
That the Parliament congratulates Dunoon Grammar, which been named as Scotland’s first digital schoolhouse; understands that the Digital Schoolhouse Initiative aims to use play-based learning to engage learners and teachers with the computing science curriculum; notes that the school will be joining a network of fifty other digital schoolhouses from around the world; acknowledges that major digital firms, including Nintendo, PlayStation, SEGA, Ubisoft and Outright Games are involved in the initiative; recognises the importance of finding new and innovative ways of teaching young people, and hopes that other schools will monitor the experience of Dunoon Grammar as a digital schoolhouse and look to adopt the initiative for their pupils and teachers.