Game for top award

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Pent­land School pupil Daniel Cowie suc­cess­fully showed he was game for a chal­lenge as he earned a top award in a Unicef con­test.

The 10-year-old won the char­ity’s Child Rights Launch­pad com­pe­ti­tion, to de­sign a game help­ing other young­sters to un­der­stand the rights of the child.

Pri­mary Six pupil Daniel won the level three con­test, for en­trants aged up to 18, with his “cor­ners”game fo­cus­ing on ar­ti­cle three of the con­ven­tion, re­lat­ing to the “best in­ter­ests”of chil­dren.

It sees play­ers run to ei­ther the“yes”or“no” sides in re­sponse to a se­ries of state­ments, and is now avail­able for schools to down­load from the Unicef web­site for class­room use.

Daniel re­cently at­tended Unicef’s young peo­ple event at the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment to re­ceive his award – and where he was able to try out the Holy­rood hot­seat be­long­ing to the pre­sid­ing of­fi­cer.

Games mas­ter Daniel Cowie of Pent­land School

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