For a life without tobacco


In a bid to help teachers educate their pupils against the effects of smoking and passive smoking, the EU HELP campaign has produced a teaching kit that can be ordered free of charge from the HELP website.

HELP: For a Life Without Tobacco is an initiative of the European Union.

The kit, aimed at 12-18-year-olds, contains an awareness-raising quiz about Europe and tobacco as well as promotional items such as bracelets, pens, lanyards and posters.


March 20, 2008. Tags: . 1. Leave a comment.

Creation Station


I attended the official launch of the BBC’s Creation Station this week and I have circulated schools with more details about it. The BBC team will eventually be putting on road shows for training throughout Scotland.

“The “Creation Station” is a brand new facility based within BBC Scotland’s new flagship building at Pacific Quay. The purpose built facility aims to show our audience throughout Scotland how to create their own digital media through a range of creative ‘hands on’ workshops, using technology which is accessible in schools, at home and in the wider community.
Participants will have access to the latest consumer technology and digital archives. This unique experience will be further enhanced by a range of expert facilitators and BBC craft specialists, who are masters in their field and who will provide an invaluable insight on the process of a wide range of activities such as movie making, animation and podcasting.
Content will be showcased on the walls of the building, the online gallery and the BBC’s learning portal. We hope to empower people to use digital media to share their stories, present their projects and express their opinions.”
The facility will be available for booking each weekday excluding Thursday’s. Some twilight and weekend sessions may be available in due course.

Bookings can be requested by emailing

March 14, 2008. Tags: , , , . 1. Leave a comment.

ICT CPD in the Summer Term


Alan has posted details of CPD opportunities in the Summer Term

March 5, 2008. Tags: . 1. Leave a comment.

The ICT Excellence Awards


The ICT Excellence Awards is an awards scheme for schools, which aims to identify and reward whole school excellence in ICT.

The ICT Excellence Awards reward schools across the UK approaching ICT in outstanding or innovative ways, benefiting their whole community, inside and outside the school building.Best whole school category winners in 2007 received £6,000 each, with runners-up receiving £2,000. All other category winners received £3,000 each, with runners-up receiving £1,000 each. Highly commended schools received £500 each.Further information and how to submit an application for an award can be found here

March 5, 2008. Tags: . 1. Leave a comment.