Pupils’ broad­band lessons

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Pupils at three Dundee high schools got the chance to learn about the ben­e­fits of tech­nol­ogy when the Dig­i­tal Scot­land Fi­bre Show­case vis­ited the city.

The bus vis­ited St John’s RC, Mor­gan Academy and Grove Academy on its tour.

Pupils were taught about fi­bre broad­band and how it is de­liv­ered.

St John’s head teacher Fiona McLa­gan said: “It was great to have the Dig­i­tal Scot­land team visit our school this week, it was a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for our pupils to see the amount of hard en­gi­neer­ing work that’s in­volved in con­nect­ing up com­mu­ni­ties to fi­bre broad­band.

“It also showed our pupils how ben­e­fi­cial it would be when it comes to their school work and var­i­ous other as­pects of their home life.”

Sara Budge, pro­gramme di­rec­tor for Dig­i­tal Scot­land Su­per­fast Broad­band, said: “It’s fan­tas­tic news that the pro­gramme has been able to ben­e­fit res­i­dents and busi­nesses in and around Dundee.

“I would like to thank the three high schools for hav­ing us this week and I hope that the pupils vis­it­ing the Dig­i­tal Scot­land Fi­bre Show­case found it an en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence, find­ing out what fi­bre broad­band can pro­vide and how it’s de­liv­ered.”

BT is in­vest­ing £126 mil­lion in the Dig­i­tal Scot­land roll­out and Robert Thor­burn, the com­pany’s fi­bre broad­band di­rec­tor, said: “We hope pupils had fun find­ing out how high­speed tech­nol­ogy pow­ers the in­ter­net.”

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