TECH-SAVVY pupils at a local primary school have been rewarded for their digital skills.

Crossgates PS has been awarded the national Digital Schools Award which pupils and staff recently celebrated at a special assembly.

They are one of only 14 schools across the Kingdom to achieve this feat.

Over the last three years the staff and pupils have worked hard to develop digital literacy within the school.

In their validation report, the school was commended for it’s commitment to embed ‘digital technology across the curriculum’ and has a ‘clear vision for the future with shared digital responsibility’.

They were also commended for their approach to internet safety with the report highlighting ‘eSafety remains paramount in the digital journey of the school and staff work with children to teach them the responsible use of technology.'

Miss Gibson, Digital Award Lead, said: "We are very proud of the pupils and teachers who have worked incredibly hard to collaborate, share skills and support each other to achieve the Digital Schools Award.

"Digital Literacy is an essential skill for learning and life so we have embedded it in every area of the curriculum."

The Digital Schools Award Scotland is a national award to promote, recognise and encourage a whole school approach to the use of digital technology in nursery, primary, special education and secondary schools.

Schools that successfully complete this programme receive a nationally recognised Digital Schools Award accredited by Education Scotland.