KELVINSIDE Academy and Boston-based innovation school NuVu have entered into a formal partnership to launch a full-time innovation school for young people – the first of its kind in the UK.

The school, which officially opened its doors yesterday, provides a unique and tailored learning environment designed around creativity, innovation and enterprise.

The new school is designed to face up to the challenge of a fast-moving jobs market and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Partnerships are already in place with a number of companies, including leading international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, which built and constructed the specially designed £2.5 million innovation school, to use NuVu as a learning hub to develop the workforce of the future.

At NuVu, pupils engage in hands-on problem solving, working on collaborative projects to develop creative solutions for real-world social and environmental problems.

The new school presents a challenge to the Scottish Government by providing an example of what a new national curriculum around digital skills and future learning could look like.