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Digital teaching is stuck in an educational minefield

Have you watched your children play Minecraft? Teachers at a school in Sweden have and decided the block-building computer game was so intellectually engaging that it should be compulsory. Here in the UK we’re still stuck in an educational minefield where computing is concerned. I’ll declare my hand here as I’m involved in a project […]

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Award Winning UK Computer Game Veteran and Author appointed Heroes Centre Ambassador

Digital Creator backs Digital Skills Academy One of the UK interactive entertainment industry’s most well known and influential content creators has joined a Scottish Charity’s bid to create a digital academy in Helensburgh, birthplace of John Logie Baird, as a Project Ambassador. A campaign to raise £2 million to build the Heroes Centre, which aims […]

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Lottery invests in Heroes Centre plan

 Digital skills academy plan secures £10,000 grant from BIG Lottery Fund Plans to establish a digital skills academy and entertainment complex in the Scottish birthplace of the father of television John Logie Baird have been given a major boost with the news that the charity behind the project has secured almost £10,000 in Lottery funding. […]

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The Last Helensburgh Picture House

It seems hard to believe that 2014 will represent the 30th anniversary of the last admission of a paying Helensburgh resident into a local cinema. The cinema was the La Scala on James Street and the film was ‘Tank’ starring James Garner, Shirley Jones and C Thomas Howell. What is probably even more unbelievable is […]

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Digital skills academy for Scotland gets backing from Hollywood and Holyrood

‘Hunted’ star and Scottish Government support £2 million fundraising campaign Hollywood and Holyrood have come together to support a £2 million fundraising bid to establish a digital skills academy to be known as the ‘Heroes Centre’ in Helensburgh, the birthplace of John Logie Baird the founder of television. Actor Lex Shrapnel, who starred in the […]

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Welcome! The Heroes Centre: An Unexpected Journey

The site may be shiny and new but the journey to this point has been long, and at times rather tortuous. For those of you that have only recently discovered the Heroes Centre or Helensburgh Heroes we thought you might appreciate a little background. Back in 2008 a group of like minded individuals came together […]

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