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Spider Online and Glasgow City Council launch second 'Digital Dragons' schools competition

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By Gillian West, Social media manager

February 21, 2013 | 2 min read

Digital agency Spider Online has partnered with Glasgow City Council to launch the second Digital Dragons competition.

A total of eight schools, including Springburn Academy, Govan High School, St Andrews Secondary, Lourdes Secondary, Bannerman High School, Glasgow Gaelic, Knightswood Secondary, and Lochend High School, will now compete with one another, tasked with creating a website, mobile device or app. The schools involved have been asked to come up with something that’s not only creative but also suits customer needs and has real-life business viability.

Speaking at the launch event today (Thursday 21 February) at participating school Springburn Academy, Spider Online MD, John Campbell, told the pupils involved that they “have the potential” to achieve what he has in the digital industry adding that the competition would be “not just challenging but rewarding too”.

The six-week long project sees the schools meeting again at the halfway point for a mentoring session before presenting their ideas in a ‘Dragons Den’ style format in front of a panel of industry experts. The winning group will be rewarded with an individual Nexus 7 tablet for their efforts.

The initiative is just one of a number of drives to get digital education into schools and follows last year’s BIMA D Day.

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