Thursday 24 April 2008

Parliamentary Reception

On Wednesday 23rd Islay High was asked to man a 'pod' at a reception at the Scottish Parliament. The reception was organised by the Microsoft and the SQA to show examples of the range of things that are happening with ICT across Scotland and have been supported by Microsoft.

A Pod, it turns out, is a table with a display board in the main reception area of the Parliament

Examples from Dundee primary schools (whose very young pupils stole the evening) of introductory technologies, through to University of the West of Scotland and their IT Academy. As well as Stirling Uni's link with Falkirk FC to encourage educational access.

The pupil I had with me had me at the event, Aaron, was a star. Talking to one and all. From the MSP's, Cabinet Minister's, fellow pupils, company representatives. He took them all in his stride. Here he is chatting away with Jom Mather, MSP for Argyll & Bute and Cabinet Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism.

The feedback we got was very positive. With several people being absolutely stunned.  Especially those from higher education and industry.


Anonymous said...

I had a friend (I know that you find it hard to believe that I have a friend) at the reception. They were very impressed with you guys! Well done - you made a great impact!

PS: Will be Islay next weekend - hope to catch you for a wee malt! OB

islayian said...

Thanks for the feedback.
Of course I believe you have friends, your family pay them to be your friends, right?
Be good to see you here next weekend.
When you get your details drop me a line islayian AT