New learning resource to remember Piper Alpha disaster

Education Scotland creates online community for teachers to mark 25th anniversary.

An online community to support teachers in educating pupils on the Piper Alpha has been launched to mark the disaster’s 25th anniversary, First Minister Alex Salmond confirmed on 4 July.

Education Scotland has created a collaborative community on their Glow intranet, designed specifically for teachers. The online community provides a digital space for teachers to explore ideas and share approaches about learning and teaching in the context of the world’s worst offshore platform disaster.

The Glow online community, which is now live, complements existing resources on the website about the Piper Alpha disaster. The site includes links to interviews with survivors, news items, and will include footage from the documentary ‘Fire in the Night’ which recently premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival (note: footage will go live after BBC2 broadcast documentary on Tuesday).

For more information read Scottish Government News Release: New learning resource to remember Piper Alpha disaster. (Glow log-in and password required).