Torry Families and school pupils take part in cookery lessons

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A new project is underway in Aberdeen to encourage families to cook delicious and healthy school menu items from scratch. The Torry Tasters Project which began in February is a partnership between Communities Team in Locality 1 at Aberdeen City Council and Sustainable Food City Partnership Aberdeen’s Veg Cities Campaign. The initiative is being delivered by […]

Kinship Care Week: 18-22 March

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Kinship care is where grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings or close family friends take on the full-time care of a child or children because their parents are unable to do so. 18-22 March is Kinship Care Week, a time to recognise the important role of all kinship carers. For more information on Kinship care in Scotland […]

Orchard Brae School gets the green flag by going for gold

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Aberdeen’s Orchard Brae School has made its mark on the environment already in outstanding style, despite only opening 18 months ago, it was announced today (Thursday 7 March) The £18.5 million Centre of Excellence, which opened in August 2017, has achieved a prestigious Green Flag award from Eco-Schools Scotland, part of Keep Scotland Beautiful. The […]

Hazlehead Academy Youth Team shortlisted for national award

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Hazlehead Academy Youth Work Team members, have been nominated for a prestigious national award for their work with local young people in partnership with Hazlehead Academy teaching staff. The youth workers at Hazlehead Academy are a kind-hearted bunch according to the young people they work with. The team based within the school are all about […]

Cults pupils beat the traffic with walking bus initiative

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Pupils at Cults School and their parents are using a safe, traffic-beating, healthy option to get to school, a walking bus. The walking buses, which sees adults accompany their children on foot as part of a group, began last week and was devised by parents as a means of reducing congestion around the school and […]

City in call for LGBT people in Aberdeen to help meet the needs for more foster carers and adopters

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Aberdeen City Council is joining in the UK-wide LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week which runs from 5 to 11 March. The council is encouraging LGBT people to help provide homes for children and young people by becoming either foster carers or adopters. Education and Children’s Services Convener, Councillor John Wheeler, said: “More LGBT adopters and […]

Today is World Care Day 2019!

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Care Day celebrates, champions and connects the Care Experienced community with each other and those who care about them. Aberdeen City is proud to support Care Day. Through Community Planning Aberdeen (CPA), our community planning partnership, there is a very clearly defined Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) setting out objectives that we’re striving to meet – […]