Dame Evelyn Glennie is guest performer in Orchard Brae pupils’ new video

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World-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie appears in a new music video for pupils created by Orchard Brae School’s music therapists. The school’s Trash Band video episodes, the brainchild of music therapist Emmeline McCracken and percussion specialist Keith Bell, have appeared weekly since the current Covid-19 lockdown began and make music accessible to everyone through the […]

Aberdeen Reads Challenge returns!

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Aberdeen City Libraries’ summer reading challenge returns this week to encourage people of all ages to keep up their reading during the summer months. The Aberdeen Reads Challenge which runs from Saturday 27 June until Saturday 29 August, is open to everyone of all ages to take part in, either as individuals or as a group, […]

City’s Academies to use virtual tours to help transition from Primary to Secondary Education

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Aberdeen City Council’s Academies are using virtual tours to help P7 pupils through the transition stage to Secondary education, it was announced today (Monday 1 June). The Education Services team, praised recently by Education Scotland for the way in which online resources have been used to maintain home learning, are going digital again to counteract […]

Mile End pupils set for LEGO® challenge final

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Pupils from Mile End Primary School are battling it out this weekend to be crowned champions of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) FIRST® LEGO® League Scotland Final. The event which takes place on Saturday (29 February) at Perth College is a science and technology challenge, aimed at 9-16 year olds, who are challenged to […]

Friday 21 February marks National Care Day

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Friday 21 February marks National Care Day – an annual celebration of children and young people with care experience and an opportunity to celebrate the rights of care experienced children and young people and their families. It means Friday is the perfect opportunity to highlight the recent Independent Care Review report which was published earlier this month. The report looks at what […]

Council marks Adoption Week with special recruitment event

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Aberdeen City Council is marking Adoption Week Scotland with a special event aimed at people who have been thinking about adoption and want to find out more. The early evening event takes place at the Westburn Centre, Westburn Road tomorrow (Wednesday 20 November), between 5 – 6.30pm. Attendees will be able to meet adoptive parents […]

City to hail care experienced young people during week-long celebration

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A special celebration event will be the centrepiece of Aberdeen’s activities marking the Scotland-wide Care Experienced Week later this month. The brainchild of Scottish charity Who Cares? Scotland, the annual weekly celebration which runs from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 October encourages children and young people with current care experience, as well as people who […]