Clyde Waterfront Education website launches

16 Jun 2008

The Clyde Waterfront Education website was launched on Monday 16th June with an
event at the new £130m BBC Scotland headquarters, one of the anchor developments in the new riverside Digital Media Quarter at Pacific Quay on the Clyde.

This is the first time a national regeneration project has been used to create a comprehensive teaching resource linked to the Scottish Government's Enterprise in Education programme in which business and education work together to give children and young people positive attitudes to work and life.

The new website provides:

  • A curriculum based teaching resource based on the River Clyde
  • 200 lesson plans linked to the Scottish Government's Enterprise in Education programme.
  • A way of connecting children with the present developments along the river as well as the past.
  • An exciting and  relevant context for learning.

Welcoming the launch of the initiative Communities and Sport Minister Stewart Maxwell MSP said:

"The River Clyde is synonymous with shipbuilding, and historically is renowned as the world's greatest engineering power house.

"This innovative activity is offering young people the opportunity to learn in a truly exciting and engaging way, linking what they hear in the classroom to life beyond school and encouraging them to become enterprising citizens.

"I welcome the opportunity for pupils to hear about the history of the River Clyde and the exciting opportunities arising from the major investments that are driving the regeneration of the Waterfront.  This initiative will allow them to see first hand the work of the many employers represented along the riverside and encourage them to become involved in making their local area a better place to live."

Hosting the event for an audience of leading educationalists, business people and developers, Councillor Steven Purcell, Chair of the Clyde Waterfront Strategic Partnership Board and Leader of Glasgow City Council, said:

"Connecting a new generation of young people with the River Clyde is an exciting prospect. The project brings the river to life as a source of knowledge and learning in a way never before undertaken. It adds a new dimension to the river's value."

He added:  "The River Clyde is more than a powerful economic asset. It flows through the centre of our communities helping shape our history, culture and most importantly our future. Communities are at the heart of the river's regeneration and our young people are their future. This project will help ensure a new generation is knowledgeable of the changes taking place and is aware of the important role of the river in providing a sustainable environment, job opportunities, and leisure activities."

The Clyde Waterfront and Clyde Waterfront Education websites were developed by Innovation Digital, Glasgow.

  • Clyde Waterfront Education website launches