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 […]

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 […]

Global Goals Sculpture Trail at Hazlehead Park

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Hazlehead Primary has been working on an art project about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.  They have created a sculpture trail which will be in Hazlehead Park for the month of May.  Each sculpture represents one of the Global Goals and they want to educate the community about the goals and what we can […]

Ready To Vote

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  Senior pupils in Aberdeen get #ReadyToVote All 12 Aberdeen City Council-run secondary schools have signed up to the Electoral Commission’s #ReadytoVote schools campaign, ahead of the first Scottish Local Government Elections, in which 16 and 17-year-olds can vote. The Local Government (Council) Elections will be held on Thursday 04 May and in Aberdeen residents […]

Future Me

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  The Scottish Government is launching a new campaign as part of Read, Write, Count, encouraging families in Scotland to share their children’s dreams for the future. Future Me aims to support families to start a conversation with their children about their hopes and aspirations, which will ultimately help to improve their lives in the […]

Free unicef ‘Myths and Misconceptions’ Resource

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  Unicef have recently launched a free resource which breaks down some of the common myths and misconceptions about children’s rights which they have encountered in their work with teachers, parents and school communities through the Rights Respecting Schools Award. “Children have the right to be loved. Children have the right to make mistakes. With rights come […]