Woodfarm on board with university digi-bus

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WOODFARM high school pupils are all aboard for interactive learning following a visit from the SCHOLAR bus.

The Thornliebank school was the latest on a nationwide tour for the Heriot Watt University programme, which provides interactive web-based courses for higher and advanced higher pupils.

The scheme is available 24 hours a day, allowing for independent learning in line with the curriculum for excellence programme.

Pupils at Woodfarm climbed aboard the specially-kitted digi-bus to try out the latest technology for themselves, with the visit including an augmented reality treasure hunt, a chance to recreate their own molecular structure and a photo booth to capture the moment.

The school applied to SCHOLAR to be included in the tour, and was the only one in East Renfrewshire to receive a visit.

Professor Phillip John, executive chair of the SCHOLAR forum, said: “The whole learning environment has been changed by the potential of online learning and teaching.

“The digi-bus offers a high-tech and visually stimulating way of letting senior pupils and their teachers play with information and technology — to explore its full potential.”