Portishead pupil commended

A PORTISHEAD student has scooped first prize in a regional e-safety competition.

A PORTISHEAD student has scooped first prize in a regional e-safety competition. E-Safety is a top priority at Gordano School, in St Mary's Road, where staff work closely with the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) to make using the internet safer for young people.

SWGfL ran a competition for students to submit their e-safety tips and Tom Wild, a year 13 student from Gordano School, took the top spot with his e-safety video 'Tips for Safe Use of MSN'.

The video gives advice to young people, who use MSN Messenger to keep in touch with friends, about protecting themselves against paedophiles and bullies on the web.

Two top prizes of new Apple iMacs, provided by AT Computers, were awarded in the region and Tom's award was presented at Gordano School by Hilary Guckian, of SWGfL.


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Tom, who is delighted to have won, said: "I'm hoping to study live event technologies at the University of Glamorgan next year, and am really pleased to have won the iMac as it will help me not only with my future studies, but with media work at school and continuing e-safety work through the creation of short films.

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