TWO West Fife schools have been recognised for excellence in the way they use technology.

Tulliallan and Blairhall primaries have achieved ‘Digital School’ status in the national awards programme which aims to promote learning through the use of equipment such as laptops and tablets.

Staff have been working on ways to introduce electronic gadgets into the classroom and use them in the curriculum in an effort to provide pupils with the necessary skills to thrive in an increasingly digital society.

Tulliallan teacher Amanda Higgins said they’re always looking at ways to enhance learning through “creative and innovative” use of technology.

“The impact for our children has been immense,” she said. “They are acquiring vital digital skills for learning, life and work which will better prepare them for the future.

“We are so pleased the hard work and commitment from children and staff in the school is being recognised.”

Dunfermline MSP Shirley-Anne Somerville, who is Scottish Government Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, visited Tulliallan Primary last week to present certificates to award-winning schools.

“It is encouraging to see so many schools embracing digital and supporting teacher professional learning to enrich their pupils’ education,” she said.

“The digital technologies sector makes a significant contribution to employment and economic growth in Scotland and is on track to be the fastest growing part of the economy to 2024.

“To fully benefit from the sector’s global opportunities, we must ensure our young people are prepared with the digital skills required for the workplace.”