Enlightening the next generation
Nestled just off Edinburgh's Royal Mile is Panmure House. It is the final home of Scottish Enlightenment philosopher Adam Smith – known the world over as the father of economics.
The Smith Schools' Series has been developed in his image, while catering to the needs and context of 21st - century pupils. The programme invites learners and their teachers to embark on an historical Enlightenment journey, expanding their critical thinking skills and their understanding of global issues, all while improving their ability to debate and discuss ideas. Pupils will ‘meet’ Adam Smith and his fellow Enlightenment thinkers in a virtual recreation of 1700s Edinburgh. They will interact with their peers and collect virtual ‘coins’ as rewards for progress.
Delivered online and in-person with interactive materials, key resources and a professional development training module to support teachers, The Smith Schools' Series celebrates the lessons of our past to inspire and create space for the ideas of the future.
Thanks to support from Baillie Gifford, the Smith Schools' Series is available free of charge to state schools in Scotland. The programme is also available to other schools.