Dundee ASPIRE Project update

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DUNDEE ASPIRE PROJECT UPDATE

Councillors will be updated and asked to prepare an annual report on the ASPIRE Dundee Project on Monday (October 31).

ASPIRE Dundee has proved to be very successful as it has improved attendance, reduced exclusions, and increased confidence and self esteem.

The project uses music, drama, and dance to raise the ambitions and aspirations of primary and early year’s children across some of the most deprived areas within the city.

Professional musicians, dancers, and drama artist deliver the service to 2,950 children across 13 primary schools and 4 early years establishments.

Children and Families Service Convener Councillor Stewart Hunter said: “ASPIRE Dundee is having an impact and aims to help improve the achievement and attainment of children.

 “Existing partnerships are being used as the foundations to build a new vision for inspiring children through creativity and culture.

“ASPIRE Dundee is designed so that activities can be delivered locally in communities using school facilities.”

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

The Children and Families Service Committee meets on Monday (October 31).

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