Media release: Innovative local company triumphs at national awards

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COATBRIDGE-based Scottish Online Lessons (SOL), the platform which offers lessons mirroring the Scottish P1 to S5 curriculum, has triumphed at a national awards ceremony celebrating diversity in Scotland.

At the finals of The Herald and GenAnalytics Diversity Awards 2022, held in Glasgow on 13 October, SOL was confirmed as the winner of the hotly-contested SQA-sponsored ‘Diversity for Education; category at the annual ceremony, which recognises individuals and companies who are shining examples of diversity in action.

Kathleen Brennan, director of SOL, comments: “Diversity and inclusion are critical to ensuring everyone achieves their full potential and education is a key pillar for this to be a reality.

“For that reason, our company was created to ensure that the appropriate levels of support and additional support are available for Scottish schoolchilden, regardless of whether they have learning barriers to overcome, are looking to improve their grades, or simply need extra support for whatever reason.”

Within the SOL platform, all lessons are presented in an easy-to-understand video format which have been written and presented by engaging and experienced teachers, making it the ideal ‘study-buddy’ for pupils of all ages.

SOL is available for £5 per month and currently thousands of Scottish pupils subscribing to online lessons. The platform covers Primary school literacy and numeracy from P1-P7, as well as nine subjects from S1-S5 including Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Modern Studies, History, Geography and Business Management.

SOL’s online lessons are pre-recorded, accessible 24/7 and allow children to pause, rewind and replay every lesson, meaning they can study at their own pace, in their own environment, in a way that best suits them. They can be used as a revision or study resource and are the next best thing to having the teacher in the room.

Ms. Brennan adds: “We thank the event hosts for organizing these awards and are thankful also to SQA – the heart of Scotland’s world-renowned education system – for sponsoring this important category. It goes without saying that we are absolutely thrilled and extremely proud to be honored in this way, and it is a testament to the hard work of everyone involved with SOL that we have triumphed at these national awards.”


Notes for editors:

Scottish Online Lessons (SOL) was launched in September 2021 to help children who may have some gaps in their education due to the pandemic. Since then, we have helped thousands of families revise and learn at home.

SOL allows children and young people to learn at home or anywhere else on a mobile app with fully-narrated lessons by experienced teachers.

Children learn at different paces and retain information better in different methods so the platform offers the option to pause, rewind and replay every lesson which allows the child/young adult to study at their own pace, in their own environment and in their own method. This removes the stress of having to keep up with others and encouraging the child/student to study the best way that works best for them.

Scottish Online Lessons is designed to help school children across the spectrum. The service has already received much positive feedback from families across Scotland, especially those revising for National 5 and Higher exams, children with additional learning support needs, and families struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.

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