Four children from Glenburn Primary have been to the Scottish Parliament buildings in Edinburgh to speak to Angela Constance MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning and Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages.
The fab four, Ellie (P7), Courtney (P6), Andrew and Jaxon (both P5) were invited to share their experiences of being ‘Digital Leaders’ in their school – where they support other young people and teachers with the use of GLOW – the national online community for education – and other forms of technology during lessons.
Jaxon said: “It was brilliant to get invited to up to Parliament, but a bit scary too! Talking to the Minister about Glow and how we use technology was really exciting.”
Courtney added: “As Digital Leaders in our school, we help each other to be the best we can be. I told the Ministers we wanted to try and help all other pupils to be the best they can be.”
Ellie, Courtney, Andrew and Jaxon described the work they have been doing at school confidently and passionately, impressing both Ministers with their knowledge and understanding on the role of technology in learning.
Ellie said: “I was really proud we got invited to talk about our work in school. I hope it will help others set up groups like our Digital Leaders so they can also use Glow to share their learning as well.”
Andrew added: “I felt really nervous when we got to meet the Ministers. But before I knew it I was talking away about Glow and all the different ways we use technology at Glenburn. It was great!”