World Television Day – but how did it first come about?

When we think of Scotland, we think of tartan, kilts, and the Loch Ness monster!   Who would ever have thought that this is where one great engineer was inspired to invent one of our most viewed and used appliances – the Television!

When problems crop up, we need solutions. When something needs to be improved, or made more efficient, we need innovative ideas and positive action. Why not discuss how the contribution made by a Scottish Engineer named John Logie Baird has changed our world. Really – what would we do with out the television, in terms of education, communication, and as a means of exchanging cultural information, to mention but a few elements? Can you believe TV emerged from this first blurry vision….??

Could you imagine life without the TV? What was once a luxury item is now an everyday fixture in every home. John Logie Baird later developed the colour TV as well as other innovations that have become intrinsic parts of our  life.  He became known as the ‘Father of Television’.

He demonstrated great persistence as he explored how to transmit sound and images.  Lacking financial back up, he was determined to succeed and used whatever he had at hand to continue with his invention.  Using cardboard, glue, strings, wax and a bicycle lamp, his first ‘televisor’ was developed, and in 1924, he successfully transmitted a flickering image.  Do you think you would be able to show the same type of devotion and patience?  There is much we can learn from those who have made great contributions to our world.

Many more talented people worked on improving the television and today we have the most amazing televisions to indulge our senses………….

Our historical greats and their achievements are a solid foundation of proof for teachers, parents and students, that determination, hard work and commitment pay off. This provides an effective way of reinforcing work ethics and an appreciation of how others have, not only changed our world, but truly encouraged and inspired our generation.

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