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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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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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Scottish Schools Fencing Champion enters Hall of Fame

The Heroes Centre is delighted to induct 18 year old Mhairi Davidson into the Wall of Fame. Having taken up fencing at the age of 10, and being coached by her Father, Mhairi has quickly risen to become one of Scotland’s rising sports stars. In her short career Mhairi has become the Scottish Fencing Over-16 […]

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