Children’s Services and Child Protection Committee urge community support for Aberdeen’s young people during pandemic

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Aberdeen City Council’s Integrated Children’s and Family Services and the city’s Child Protection Committee today (Monday 23 March) issued a joint plea for communities to support local children and young people through the current Covid-19 outbreak. The plea comes in the wake of the city’s schools closing to help manage the pandemic and the impact […]

Aberdeen City Council commits to ongoing support for city schools

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Aberdeen City Council today (Thursday 12 March) committed to providing ongoing support for city schools for which improvements have been recommended by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate following inspections. The Education Operational Delivery Committee were updated on the inspection processes and given assurance about progress already made to address the recommendations. The Committee approved […]

City schools to benefit from Scottish Library Improvement Fund

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Two Aberdeen primary schools are to benefit from the latest round School Library Improvement Fund (SLIF) awards it was announced today (Wednesday 4 March) Countesswells and Kittybrewster schools are sharing in the £272,000 being distributed to school library projects across Scotland. Countesswells Primary School was awarded funding for their Book Blethers project. The aim of the […]

New playparks across city being constructed

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A total of 10 playparks have been or are going to be refurbished or replaced this financial year as part of the City Council’s rolling programme to revamp scores of playparks around the city. They bring the total of refurbished playparks to more than 130 since the project began seven years ago, costing about £450,000. […]

New technology helps teachers share pupil plans

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Aberdeen City Council is using new technology to reduce the administrative workload involved in drawing up teaching plans. The Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to use Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in this way – freeing up time that will equate to having 14 more teachers in city schools. Until now, city […]

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 […]