Power of the Arts Helps Pupils

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The power of the arts is being harnessed to transform the lives of Dundee primary pupils, the children and families service committee will hear on Monday (January 28).

Progress reports will show how ASPIRE Dundee and Big Noise Douglas are inspiring children and communities through the innovative application of dance, drama and music.

Councillor Stewart Hunter, children and families service convener, explained: “These two projects show the amibition we have for our pupils and how we are working hard to provide better opportunities for everyone in our ciy.

“We want to make Dundee a fairer city for all. Through ASPIRE Dundee and Big Noise Douglas we are already witnessing how creativity and culture are making a real difference for our young people.

“These projects aim to maximise the potential of the pupils involved and give them new life chances.

“Big Noise Douglas is proving how a strong partnership with Sistema Scotland and Optimistic Sound can achieved so much  in the Douglas community. The popularity of after school clubs and a performance with Nicola Benedetti at the Caird Hall show how Big Noise is really making an impact.”

Councillor Hunter added: “ASPIRE Dundee has been running for over five years and now nearly 3,000 pupils are involved across 13 primary schools and 4 early years extablishments.

“I am impressed by the enthusiam and the energy that surrounds this initiative and the positive impact it is having on children and their attainment, as well as their families and communities.

 “These reports illustrate that our schools are pioneering approaches that will benefit these children as they move through the education system and beyond.”

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