Western Isles Schools Were Closed Today, Apart from e-Sgoil!!

Due to the high winds from Storm Caroline, all schools in the Western Isles closed to pupils today, Thursday 7th December 2017.

However, due to the technology afforded by e-Sgoil, one class from Sir E Scott School tuned into their Religious Moral & Philosophical Studies (RMPS) class from the comfort of their homes. The class was taught from the e-Sgoil building on Frances Street, Stornoway, as pupils continued their education despite the elements.

Cllr Angus McCormack, Chairman of the Education, Sport and Children’s Services Committee, said: "We are constantly discovering new ways that e-Sgoil allows us to deliver education, ways which we have never before been able to do. I am delighted that the pupils showed dedication to their studies by tuning in to the class from their homes and it once again shows how this innovation and technology is developing and broadening our horizons."

Pictured is Donald MacLeod teaching the RMPS class to pupils in Harris, from the e-Sgoil building on Frances Street, Stornoway.