pupils from a Kirkcaldy primary hosted and took part in a nationwide broadcasting event last week.
Strathallan Primary was chosen to put on the live event broadcast to schools throughout Scotland through the Scottish Government’s GLOW intranet servic.
Fife author Julie Sandilands, who lives in Falkland, read excerpts of her two children’s books ‘Finn’s Tale’ and ‘A Gypsy’s Tale’ at the school and broadcast via the video conferencing facility.
She spoke about how she became an author and how she got the ideas for her stories.
Julie said: “It was an absolutely brilliant event and the kids were all thrilled that all the other children from Orkney to Dumfries were listening to them and joining in.
“They all felt part of a very important event which helped put Kirkcaldy on the map.
“I was very happy to be asked to take part - it also helps me get my books out to a much wider audience, and hopefully it will be used a lot more in the future for these type of educational events.”
Isabelle McBain, head teacher added: “It was a fantastic opportunity for the children.
‘‘It really showed them how big a role computers now play in their education and the impact they can have on their learning.
“It was an honour for us to host this.
‘‘I am sure there will be many more events like this.”
GLOW which was introduced into schools in Fife in August 2009, is a national online intranet service which provides a wide variety of educational programmes and tools to assist pupils’ learning.
Each pupil has a password enabling them to log in to the service from any computer to share ideas and experiences, pick up additional information and lessons and participate in shared learning.
There are 52,000 registered users.