Education stars shine at awards

David Adams celebrates with two of his 'digital natives'
David Adams celebrates with two of his 'digital natives'

St Bride’s Primary in Bothwell has scooped a prestigious award at the recent Scottish Education Awards 2015 in Glasgow.

Principal teacher David Adams took home the Learning Through Technology Award as a result of his ‘innovative and inspiring lessons and his dedication to using technology in the classroom’.

David said: “We refer to pupils as ‘digital natives’, because they have grown up with technology. The teachers are ‘digital immigrants’, because we are constantly trying to catch up.”

Councillor Jean McKeown, chairwoman of South Lanarkshire Council’s education resources committee added: “We are delighted David won and this is testament to his hard work and dedication.

“Congratulations David and St Bride’s Primary, what a wonderful achievement.”

The night also celebrated Sacred Heart Primary and Nursery’s partnership with Orbiston YMCA and Community Learning Development Team, which scooped the prestigious Transforming Lives Through Partnerships Award.

The programme was praised for bringing children and parents from both Sacred Heart and Orbiston nurseries together, to promote respect, ambition and achievement.

Lynn Taylor, principal teacher at Sacred Heart, said: “We’re delighted with this national award which reflects the outstanding community spirit of everyone who has made this project such a great success.”

The awards, which celebrate the achievements of schools and teachers across Scotland, are open to all publicly funded schools, including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools.

There are also categories to recognise and reward the dedication of teachers, head-teachers and support staff across the country.

For further information visit www.scottisheducationawards.org.uk.