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National award for Coatbridge High School


Pupils and Staff at Coatbridge High School are celebrating the news that they have been awarded the prestigious ‘Digital Schools Award’

Coatbridge HS is one of the few schools in Scotland to become a Digital School and the first secondary school in North Lanarkshire. 

The award recognises the school’s excellence in integrating digital technology into learning and teaching. 

Mr Henderson, PT Digital Learning said: “I am delighted that we have been awarded the Digital Schools award as it is recognition of commitment that staff here at Coatbridge High have demonstrated to adapting and evolving during difficult times, to ensure that our pupils receive the very best experiences.”

Digital Schools Awards is a national awards programme which aims to promote, recognise and encourage a whole school approach to the use of digital technology in primary and secondary schools. Schools that successfully complete the programme receive a nationally recognised Digital Schools Award accredited by Education Scotland. 

Senior pupils Dana Hamil and Innes Mitchell took part in the validation meeting with ‘Digital School Scotland’. 

Innes said: “I am really pleased that we were able to represent out school in becoming a Digital School, this is a really good achievement.”

Pupils and staff have worked exceptionally hard over the past 12 months embracing digital technologies to navigate their way through a challenging year with Coid19 and home learning. 

Mrs Mills Depute Head Teacher commented ‘we are delighted that the hard work of pupils and teachers has resulted in us achieving this well-deserved, respected award’. 

Head Teacher, Mrs Creaney added: ‘“We are absolutely delighted to receive this prestigious award with its recognition of the commitment, collaboration and creativity displayed by our staff and pupils across the school; it has been a real team effort.

“It is especially valued in a year where the continuity of education of our young people depended upon the digital learning more than ever."

Page last updated:
03 May 2021

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