Cowdenbeath MSP Alex Rowley this week described the progress and work going on at Cowdenbeath Primary School as being ‘inspirational’ and praised all the staff, parents and pupils at the Broad Street site following a visit to see how the pupils have expanded the use of technology in the school.
Speaking after his visit where he met with teachers and pupils Alex said; “Over the last few years Cowdenbeath Primary School has been rolling out the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as part of a budget initiative Fife Council brought forward last year to build on the use of ICT in schools as a tool for learning. I wanted to see how this work was developing and I have to say I was completely taken aback by the sheer level of knowledge, drive and enthusiasm I saw from the Primary 7 pupils who showed me their work. These pupils are able to operate at a level way above what most adults would understand when it comes to technology and it was just a delight to see them demonstrate their knowledge.
Alex also praised the staff in the school stating that the school was ‘buzzing with ambition’ He said; “From the family support and early years work to the development of the use of ICT and the general approach to the curriculum Cowdenbeath Primary School is a hive of knowledge and learning and you can actually feel the buzz and can do attitude. Education is the key tool that will make sure every child gets the best start and chance to achieve their potential and I came away for my visit to this school feeling enthused and delighted with what I had witnessed. The school and its staff are ambitious for every child and I congratulate them on the work they are doing and the progress they are making”.
Photo shows pupils Kailyn Reid & Jade Annal who demonstrated to Alex Rowley their skills.