A collaborative project involving Edinburgh College and a range of partners was awarded a special commendation at a national digital business awards ceremony held in Glasgow last night.
Daydream believers, an innovative collaboration between the College and a wide range of partners in education and industry, received a special commendation from the judges in the Education & Training Award category at The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards.
The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards celebrates the success of businesses large and small in seizing the opportunities offered by digital technology and recognises those who are excelling in their digital transformation journey.
The Education & Training Award is awarded to an organisation that has enhanced the education and training of a specific market though the innovative use of digital platforms.
Daydream Believers is a creative problem solving and critical thinking programme. Working alongside employers, teachers and lecturers from HE and FE, they have created relevant, contextualised lessons. The aim of the project is to target S2 pupils as they begin to form their longer-term choices to promote learning creative skills as a gateway to rewarding and viable careers.
The project received the commendation in recognition of the bank of free online learning resources developed by partners in education and industry that would help introduce relevant skills from the creative industry to secondary school pupils across Edinburgh and the Lothians, and beyond.
Helena Good said: “Daydream Believers is a partnership between employers, teachers, lecturers and student ambassadors. It is an inspiring example of what can happen if the people who believe in change sit round the table together.
“Our aim is to get creativity at the heart of education and right across the whole curriculum. Thank you to everyone who has been behind and supported the programme so far – the best is yet to come.”
For more information on Daydream Believers, visit www.daydreambelievers.co.uk