On Friday night I attended the Naace Impact Awards and I was absolutely delighted that Derek Robertson won the award in the category for, ‘Adviser or Consultant or Support Service’. This was for his work on leading the Consolarium Games Based Learning and Games Design project in Scotland.
I’ve know Derek for a long time and I have also spent some time working within his team at the Consolarium during the early days of my secondment to what was Learning and Teaching Scotland.
The Consolaroum project was started in 2006 but Derek’s interest in Games in Schools stretches back to the 1980s when he was a Primary School Teacher in Dundee City.
The video below, that was prepared for the awards ceremony tells Derek’s story (it was also great fun to make!):
Derek has been an inspiration to work with. He is a whirlwind of ideas and enthusiasm. He is a person who generally wants to make learning exciting, real and relevant for young children. I can think of no one else who I would have rather seen get up on stage on Friday night to receive the award.
Well done Derek!