Hundreds of primary pupils from the Scottish Borders attend the first Inspiring Learning Festival

Published: 31st May 2022

Overhead shot of pupils at a desk with iPads

Our first Inspiring Learning Festival has taken place at Springwood Park in Kelso, with over 1,200 Primary 6 pupils from across the region coming together to take part in a series of STEM activities.

The two day festival, hosted by the multi-award winning Inspire Learning Programme team, showcased the best of technology in education. Among those featured were schools from the Borders, Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as inspiring presentations and demonstrations from innovative, industry leading partners.

Digital skills in education

The event also provided an opportunity for visitors to learn about the success of the Inspire Learning programme and to meet and discuss digital skills in education and business with representatives from across the UK, including Apple, Showbie, Heriot Watt University, Skills Development Scotland, Jamf, G Hold and Education Scotland.

Councillor Leagh Douglas, Executive Member for Education and Lifelong Learning

“We are delighted that we have finally been able host our Inspiring Learning Festival and to celebrate and showcase the best of technology in education.

"With such an impressive number of young people and staff attending from right across the Borders, it was a fantastic opportunity for them to enjoy a high quality digital learning experience, with exciting workshops from industry leading partners enabling them to further develop their digital skills and learning. From robotics to live coding – it truly was a fun-filled and exciting day for everyone attending.

“The Inspire Learning Programme continues to be a huge success and we are delighted that we have had the opportunity to showcase and celebrate this at the event.”  

Inspire Learning is our £16million investment programme to transform all schools into world-class digital learning environments and support equality for all pupils.