Dollar teachers awarded medal for COVID efforts

Congratulations to our staff who have been awarded The Tivy Education Medal alongside other teachers for their collective work to provide education throughout the pandemic.

Mr McConnell, Miss Dean and Miss McLean (all of the Academy’s Geography Department), alongside Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, Jacqueline Smith, were presented with the Tivy Education Medal by The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS).

The group, alongside teachers from Kilgraston, Morrisons Academy, Boroughmuir High School and Speyside High School, were invited to the presentation after creating nearly thirty ‘Chalk Talk’ videos. The videos were made during the COVID-19 pandemic and covered key topics from the National 5 and Higher Geography curricula.

The talks reached tens of thousands of people, with over 35,000 views

Speaking to The Courier, Mr McConnell, explained:

“These videos were put together during some of the tightest Covid restrictions, when teachers, parents and pupils were all under the greatest pressure to continue educational provision. I hope in some way they eased this burden and that they continue to prove useful as we return to normality. I am delighted that the teachers who gave their time have been recognised in this way and I would like to thank all of the RSGS membership who contributed to the fundraising that made this possible.”

Read the full article on the courier here.