Game for top award
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