Burravoe Primary School recognised for digital skills

Digital schools award

Burravoe Primary School is the first school in Shetland to be recognised for the cyber resilience and internet safety skills of its pupils and staff.

The school has been given a Special Recognition Badge for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety (CR-IS) from Digital Schools Awards Scotland.   The award recognises the school’s achievements in embedding digital technology skills for pupils and teachers, and follows on an online submission by the school and an online validation ‘visit’. 

The CR-IS Award, from Digital Schools Awards Scotland, is recognised by Education Scotland and supported by Scottish Government’s Child Protection Unit and Police Scotland. 

The Digital Schools Award programme supports schools in their efforts to integrate digital technology, to improve their learning experience and provide students with skills to thrive in an increasingly digital economy and society.

Katy Hay, Headteacher at Burravoe Primary School said: “As digital learners, its important our pupils are aware of risks and able to work and play safely online.  Internet safety and cyber resilience are embedded in the ethos of our school and our school community.  We’re really pleased to be recognised with this award and our pupils have worked hard to demonstrate their digital skills and knowledge.”   

More information on Digital Schools Awards Scotland can be found at: https://www.digitalschoolsawards.co.uk/awards#cris-award

Published: 26th April 2021