It’s ‘appy’ days as pupils create Innerleithen guide

new 'app' for Innerleithen, created by the P.6/7 class at St. Ronans Pimary School.
new 'app' for Innerleithen, created by the P.6/7 class at St. Ronans Pimary School.
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Schoolchildren have created a smart phone app as part of a project to learn more about what goes on in their home town of Innerleithen.

Through their Local Study topic, primary six and seven pupils at St Ronan’s carried out interviews with local residents and used a variety of sources to gain an insight into the different events and activities in Innerleithen.

They have now compiled all the information and used special software to create the app, called Inner Info, which is available to download,
free.

Mark Aitchison, class teacher, said: “It was really important that we let the pupils lead the planning of our topic, allowing freedom to chose aspects of the town that interested them most.

“The pupils chose from a wide range of topics including games week, Leithen Water and the old railway station, which gave light to a diverse and challenging topic.

“The app is a testimony to their own mature approach to their learning.”

Pupil Rachel Lea, said: “I think the best bit was learning more about Innerleithen by carrying out our interviews and hearing what other people think about the town.”

Fellow pupil Callum Robb added: “I thought it was an amazing opportunity to learn more about our town and how to design an app.

“I’ll definitely be making more apps in the future now I know how easy it is.”