Ed­u­ca­tion boost

The Oban Times - - The Oban Times & West Highland Times -

A QUAR­TER of a mil­lion pounds has been awarded to High­land coun­cil to im­prove ed­u­ca­tion in the re­gion’s schools.

High­land was one of 19 lo­cal author­i­ties to get money from the Scot­tish gov­ern­ment’s in­spir­ing learn­ing fund for dis­tance learn­ing de­vel­op­ment and new equip­ment to con­nect schools.

Drew Mil­lar, chair­man of High­land coun­cil’s ed­u­ca­tion, chil­dren and adult ser­vices com­mit­tee, said: ‘I’m de­lighted as the fund­ing will al­low us to look at how new tech­nolo­gies can be used to bring ben­e­fits to all schools and pupils, es­pe­cially when it comes to cre­at­ing more op­por­tu­ni­ties for dis­tance learn­ing and mak­ing the most of shared re­sources. We also work hard to en­sure the safety of young peo­ple when they are us­ing tech­nol­ogy, so con­tin­u­ing this work will also be a pri­or­ity.’

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