An Aberdeenshire school has completed a pioneering programme helping its pupils learn new digital skills in partnership with tech industry giants Microsoft and HP.
The Digital School Awards, which were held last week in Falkirk, officially recognised 114 schools across the country for their efforts in promoting aptitude with modern technology in the classroom.
Banchory Primary was one of the schools to receive the accreditation for their work to incorporate learning with computers and other devices into the curriculum.
Pupils at the Deeside school have been using new digital skills to assist their learning, such as using apps on iPads to record their work.
And Primary six and seven pupils have been given their own Google Chromebooks, which they have used to hand in assignments and correspond with each other.
As well as equipping youngsters with the skills they may need in the future, the awards are also aimed at encouraging an interest in the important subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths.
The school’s head teacher, Jackie Fernandez, said: “The programme has sparked a real enthusiasm for the exciting world of possibilities with digital technologies.
“This enthusiasm has been contagious across the whole school community and the levels of engagement and impact on learning has been significant.
“The pupils are leading the way with Gillian Jones, the principal teacher, and taking everyone with them.”