Yester Primary awarded prestigious European awards

Teachers and students at Yester Primary have been celebrating after being awarded three highly regarded eTwinning National Quality Labels.

eTwinning, the digital community for schools has over 500,000 teachers registered in 43 countries across Europe and beyond and is funded by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ programme and managed in the UK by the British Council. The National Quality Label is issued to schools that produce outstanding work as part of their eTwinning partnership.

To secure the Quality Labels, Yester Primary worked in partnership with schools in almost 40 countries across Europe to create three outstanding projects using digital collaborative tools. The projects “Silent Night” and “Schoolovision” entailed creating, singing and recording various songs, while the “European Chain Reaction” project is a Science based project with partners in 30 countries, who all created and filmed their own chain reactions.

Michael Purves, class teacher and project manager of all 3 projects at Yester Primary said:

“We are delighted to have been the awarded the eTwinning National Quality Labels. Everyone at Yester Primary has enjoyed working with our partners on all three projects. To secure the National Quality Labels is a real honour for the students and teachers who participated in the project. The eTwinning projects have brought much pleasure to the pupils involved.”

Cllr Shamin Akhtar, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services added:

“I would like to add my congratulations to the staff and pupils at Yester Primary for these amazing achievements. The work they have carried out has taken in many elements of the Curriculum for Excellence and given the young students a tremendous insight into partnership working.”

Ruth Sinclair-Jones, UK National Agency Director for Erasmus+ and eTwinning, British Council, said:

“We have a responsibility to prepare young people for life and work in our global society” “Participation in eTwinning has enabled young people to connect with others across Europe, share ideas across borders and develop as global citizens.”

Published: Friday, 10th November 2017