'Game on' in spotlight
GYMPIE State High School’s computer gaming course, Game On, has been recognised for excellence in teaching and learning as part of State Education Week.
The gaming program is the only one in Queensland and is open to students of all schools.
Teacher Ken Brady started the course in 2007 after seeing the need for specialised training in the multibillion dollar computer gaming industry.
He was proud to receive the RACQ Showcase Award for Excellence in the Senior Phase of Learning on behalf of the school.
Education and Training Minister Geoff Wilson congratulated Gympie High on its achievement.
“These awards are the Queensland Government’s most prestigious awards for educational programs,” he said.
“(Gympie High) has been recognised for the difference they are making in their students’ lives.
“These awards shine the spotlight on the innovative programs in state schools throughout Queensland that cater to all types of students.
“Our commitment is to provide a world class education system and lift literacy, numeracy and science standards in Queensland schools.”