Pupils at an East Renfrewshire school were given an insight into working in the digital world.

Leading digital transformation consultancy Equator visited Eastwood High, in Newton Mearns, as part of BIMA Digital Day.

This takes place each November and gives children aged 11 to 16 across the UK the chance to learn about careers in the industry by meeting with digital professionals.

Equator’s marketing director Fiona Gray, director of innovation Martin Jordan and project manager Stephen McBride ran a session for S3 computing pupils at Eastwood High who are starting to think about their career choices ahead of next year’s exams.

Fiona said: “Engaging with students who could be the future talent of our industry genuinely excites me.

“Whilst we are talking to students who have an innate understanding of digital and engage with it daily, it doesn’t always mean they’ve actually considered a career in digital.

“It’s our role on Digital Day to equip them with the relevant insight and knowledge to inspire them to make these choices.

“Ultimately, they are talents who could be game changing for our industry.”

The pupils were given briefs from Royal Mail and Primark to work on, grounded in real world problems such as accessibility, inclusivity and sustainability.

The task was designed to help them understand how the digital world can positively impact day-to-day lives.

Mirroring an agency environment, pupils had to respond to each brief with digital solutions and then present these to the Equator team.

Jennifer Dallas, computing science and business studies teacher, said: “Pupils thoroughly enjoyed working in groups on the challenges, which brought to life the links between classroom learning and the technical and creative skills needed in the world of work.”