Ferryhill School – The UK’s First RRSA Accredited Gold Award School

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On 1st February 2018, Ferryhill School were visited by UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award assessors. I am delighted to be able to share that Ferryhill were successfully accredited under the new UNICEF RRSA award scheme standards and they became the first school in the UK to successfully achieve Gold using the new outcome strands. Assessors noted […]

21st September – UN Global Goals STEM Summit (for S5/6 pupils and staff)

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Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire schools are invited to attend this event which is organised as a collaboration between Aberdeen Science Centre, Montgomery Development Education Centre, and our hosts, Ellon Academy.   The aim of the event is to link the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development (www.globalgoals.org) to STEM subjects and careers.   The 17 […]

“Erasmus +” French Immersion Course for ACC Primary Teachers

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Bonjour Aberdeen, Au Revoir Vichy! A French training course for teachers in the historic province of Bourbonnais This summer saw the first group of six teachers from Aberdeen City Council attend the language immersion course at the CAVILAM language school in Vichy, France. The purpose of the study visit was to build up the teachers’ […]

Creative Consultation About How to Make Aberdeen City Centre More Child Friendly

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Yesterday saw primary aged pupils from the Harlaw and Aberdeen Grammar ASGs coming together to participate in a consultation event which sought the views of children and young people on how to make Aberdeen city centre more child-friendly. Pupils from Harlaw Academy and Aberdeen Grammar School facilitated creative consultations with around 120 primary aged pupils […]

Launch of Aberdeen City Council’s Secondary Confucius Classroom at Oldmachar Academy

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On Wednesday 7th June,  Oldmachar Academy celebrated the official launch of the Aberdeen City Council Confucius Classroom. The launch ceremony included performances from pupils at Danestone Primary, Glashieburn Primary and Oldmachar Academy. Guests were welcomed from Strathclyde University, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen City Council and the Oldmachar Academy Parent Council.   The Confucius Classroom hub will support […]