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Education / Burravoe primary becomes first local school to recognised for internet safety work

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

The school in Yell 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’.

Shetland Islands Council said the Digital Schools Awards 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.

Headteacher at Burravoe Primary School Katy Hay said: “As digital learners, it’s 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.”