We’ve not really highlighted the educational aspect of Bagging and it’s probably best if we let the kids at Clydebank High School do it for us. We realise that the Education sector has been getting a bit of a kicking recently and you only need to look at the ‘revolting’ Students at University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University, to see that ‘cuts’ are really starting to take effect. Sadly, it’s not all that different at the Schools either. That’s where we think Bagging Scotland can help out.
“Gaggin’ tae go Braggin” is a BRILLIANT initiative by Yva Young, an English teacher at Clydebank High School, which is all about encouraging all her pupils to be get out and about in Scotland. This all began as a project to celebrate what all the kids knew and loved about Scotland and morphed into essays selling Scotland to others.
They used Bagging Scotland as a publishing platform, showing all their blogs and taking a school project out to potentially interact with the whole world.
At Bagging Scotland, our own love of Scotland started at a young age and we’d certainly have welcomed the opportunity to have a dynamic platform to write blogs on and tell loads of people about our home town. It maybe makes us sound old but we think that it’s a pretty exciting time to be a kid – it’s constantly amazing us just how switched on the average ‘web native’ schoolkid really is.
Their innovative online efforts to tell everyone about Scotland are starting to get noticed and local newspaper The Clydebank Post is shortly to be featuring the project.
If you visit their Blog , you can see ALL the Bragging Scotland blogs and we think it’s a magnificent effort. If EVERY Scottish schoolkid spoke about Scotland in the same proud and interesting ways, we might not need VisitScotland in the future! There’s lots of blogs but looking through them there was one paragraph which summed up what Bagging Scotland (and Braggin’ Scotland) is all about.
“I don’t know where to start, to explain the fantastic country called Scotland. It’s the best country in the world. I will be talking about five features of Scotland. The features I have picked are famous land marks, drinks, sports, mountains and music. These features are not all the amazing things about Scotland, there are so many more.”
As we mention (maybe a bit too much) we think a lot of kids and Students don’t know nearly enough about our amazing country. Foreign holidays mean a lot of young Scots are more familiar with Tenerife than Tiree and we think this a real shame.
We’re already working with a number of Scottish Universities and Schools, and we’re really keen to get involved with Scottish Education leaders at every level, so if you’re a teacher, a lecturer or a student and you’d like to use Bagging Scotland as a dynamic platform for any initiative, we’d love to help. Have a look at the Clydebank High School blogs, they might inspire you!
We’ll help you plan, take piccies and if you’ve got a really great idea, we’d maybe even shoot a mini-movie for you.
Visit the site: Gaggin’ Tae Go Braggin’ 2011