Digital makeover for Stirling’s classrooms

Thanks to the ongoing Gigabit City transformation, 7,000 pupils, teachers and school staff will have access to ultrafast, full-fibre internet connectivity in Stirling.

Stirling Council has partnered with CityFibre and MLL Telecoms to provide classrooms with the speeds and bandwidth necessary to adopt the use of smart boards, enhance education with innovative e-learning initiatives, such as coding and app-building, and prepare students for a world of work in the digital age.

One in five Scottish adults lacking basic digital skills. It is hoped that the new initiative will reverse that trend and equip students with the ability to use a wide range of digital technologies in the work place.

Susan McGill, education convenor at Stirling Council, said: “This really is an exciting time. Our young people will be some of the first to benefit from our Gigabit City transformation as part of our work to establish Stirling has a centre of digital excellence and a destination of choice for students and businesses of the future. This technology has the power to revolutionise learning and future-proof our schools. Our pupils will soon be able access to the most innovative learning programmes, making sure they stay ahead of the curve in this digital age.”

James McClafferty, of CityFibre’s, added: “Stirling Council and its school leaders have proved themselves to be e-learning pioneers, recognising the importance of digital skills in the workplaces of today and tomorrow. Their approach is fully aligned with both national and local learning and teaching strategies and positions Stirling ahead of the game.”

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