A Stirling primary school has been named in a prestigious list of establishments at the forefront of technology education.
Borestone Primary

Borestone Primary is one of only three Scottish schools named in the Edtech 50 Awards for its use of technology to support teaching and learning.

Fifty schools across the UK were highlighted for pioneering the use of education technology to make the greatest difference to pupils, staff and parents from across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The awards were chosen by an independent judging panel made up of educators and Edtech experts, with awards handed out at a ceremony held in the House of Lords last month.

National Recognition 

Gillian Orr Acting Headteacher said: “We are delighted to receive this Edtech 50 award from the Education Foundation. It is positive national recognition for our work using education technology to support teaching and learning.

“Our pupils have shown real enthusiasm to engage with technology and we can see the benefit it is having to their overall experience at the school.”

Councillor Susan McGill, Convener of the Children and Young People Committee at Stirling Council, said: “It has been a bumper year for our schools, who area leading the way with their studies in science and technology.

“This is another shining example of the high standards of education being provided across Stirling and I’m so pleased for everyone involved.”

Cllr Margaret Brisley, Vice Convener, said: “Education provision in Stirling is expanding our young people’s horizons and this award speaks to the quality and talent in our schools.”

EdTech 50 Schools

Edtech 50 Schools is organised by the Education Foundation and supported by Intel, Edtech UK, JISC, Net Support and the Independent Schools Council Digital Strategy Group.

Education Foundation CEO Ty Goddard said: “I would like to congratulate the Edtech 50 schools. The power of education technology provides significant support to help students learn, reduce teachers’ workload and save money.

“The Edtech 50 shines a spotlight on the schools leading the way which we hope can inspire other schools across the UK.”

The Edtech 50 report includes details of the schools’ work and has contributions from Ministers of Education from Scotland Wales, and England.

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