Liz praises St Columba’s Primary School's TV Channel




Liz Smith MSP has welcomed the ingenuity of a Fife primary school that has set up its own online TV channel that gives children different challenges every day during the Covid-19 crisis.

Teachers at St Columba’s Primary School in Cupar post a video a day as part of their initiative to establish visual communication with their pupils and families.

In one video, the Principal Teacher demonstrates how to grow plants from the pips and stones found in fruits like apples and avocados.

In another, a teacher sets a science, technology, engineering and maths challenge.

Commenting, Liz Smith, who represents the Mid Scotland and Fife region for the Scottish Conservatives, said: “This is a great idea by St Columba’s Primary School in Cupar. They have showed great ingenuity in setting up this online TV channel for their pupils.

“It must be difficult for many parents trying to keep young children entertained while also doing some of their school work during this lockdown. An online TV channel works in so many ways – children like watching television and by putting different challenges on every day it keeps the children’s minds active, giving them something challenging but also educational to do at the same time.

“Some of the challenges are really interesting, such as learning to grow plants from the likes of pips and stones in apples. And if pupils want to relax, they can listen to one of the teachers reading JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book.

“I fully support this initiative and I’m sure it will be welcomed by parents and the community in Cupar.”