Community Planning Aberdeen key in delivery of Socio-Economic Rescue Plan

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The scrutiny and implementation of a Socio-Economic Rescue Plan for 2020-21, which has been created in response to the impact of Covid-19 by Aberdeen City Council, will be done through the Community Planning Aberdeen Board (CPA). The CPA is a partnership of organisations that come together to take part in community planning in Aberdeen. CPA sees […]

Aberdeen City Music School beats lockdown with online End of Term concert

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Aberdeen’s intrepid young orchestra students did not let the Covid-19 lockdown prevent them from performing the traditional Aberdeen City Music School End of Term concert. The musicians performed from home last week in an online concert that has now been captured for posterity on video. Determined not to break with tradition, the students put in […]

Aberdeen City Council committed to free school meals provision over summer

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Aberdeen City Council has re-affirmed its commitment to providing free school meals over the summer holiday period. With schools breaking up last week, the Council reassured parents that the provision will continue for children eligible until schools reopen in August, despite the economic impact of Covid-19 on Council funds. The provision of free school meals […]

Council updates parents on revised plans for schools re-opening

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Aberdeen City Council has today (Tuesday 30 June) updated parents and carers on arrangements for the new school term in view of the Scottish Government’s revised plans for the reopening of schools. The Council’s Education Service has been responding to Scottish Government advice over the last few months in preparation for a blended model of […]

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, […]

Council Report highlights Aberdeen’s positive approach to children’s rights

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A new report published by Aberdeen City Council highlights the progress the city has made in embedding children’s rights in decision making and services over the last three years. The report Public Authority Reporting Duty on Children’s Rights (2017 -20), reflects not only the Council’s welcoming of the Scottish Government announcement in November 2019 to […]

Resilience Alphabet helps city’s children and young people build inner strength to cope with change

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An innovative support mechanism to help Aberdeen’s school pupils cope with change and build inner strength has proved to be a big hit with younger children and has now being adapted to help 13-16-year-olds. The Resilience Alphabet, launched on 13 May, was written in collaboration between Gael Ross, Quality Improvement Manager in Aberdeen City Council’s […]