A STIRLING school has scooped a prestigious accolade for its work in using digital technology to enhance learning and teaching.

Stirling High collected a Digital Schools Award, part of a Scottish programme, and became the first to do so in the country last year, recently receiving a special plaque to mark the achievement.

During a visit to the school by the awarding body, the school’s digital champions and coding champions highlighted their sector-leading work, while staff and parents hailed the positive impact of the 1:1 Chromebook initiative, which puts this latest mobile technology into the hands of all S1-S3 pupils to enhance their learning.

Paul Cassidy, headteacher, said: “Digital learning and teaching lies at the heart of everything we are trying to achieve in Stirling High School.

“Our shared aim is the improvement in attainment through transformational digital learning and teaching.

“Our strategic roll out of 1:1 devices will enable all young people to develop the digital skills they need to thrive, by ensuring equity of access and availability at the point of need.

“Digital technology is a priority for all curriculum areas and subjects, and features on both school and faculty improvement plans.

“Staff are supported by our digital learning improvement group and our S1 - S3 digital champions.”

Councillor Susan McGill, convener of the Children and Young People Committee, added: “Congratulations to everyone at Stirling High School on receiving this prestigious award, which shows the school is using digital technology to equip pupils with the crucial skills, helping them reach positive destinations.”