ASPIRE Dundee - The Rite of Spring

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Pupils from St Vincent’s Primary School were rehearsing and adding the final touches to their production of the sublime ballet, The Rite of Spring, on Friday.

Through ASPIRE Dundee pupils are working with dance artists and teachers to learn about Global Warming by developing a dance piece that will be performed at the Caird Hall (March 18).

The project uses music, drama, and dance to raise the ambitions and aspirations of primary and early years children providing new and engaging opportunities for learning.

ASPIRE Dundee is proving to be very successful across the city as it has improved attendance, reduced exclusions, and increased confidence and self esteem.

Children and Families Service Convener Councillor Stewart Hunter said: “This rehearsal offers a great behind the scenes insight into the great work we are doing with ASPIRE.

“It showcases how to use dance, drama and music to inspire pupils and to introduce them to arts and culture.

“ASPIRE Dundee is having a great impact across the city and through projects likes this we can see how they are helping improve achievements and attainment of children across the city.”

ASPIRE Dundee works in partnership with the University of Dundee, Creative Scotland, the Scottish Government, Early Years Change Fund, and Legacy 2014.

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