Building up to a Big Noise

KEY WORK to support the delivery of the Big Noise project in a Dundee community facility has been given the green light.

More than £35,000 will be spent at Douglas Community Centre installing new power and data supplies and uprating the decoration and floor coverings.

Lynne Short convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “I was pleased to be able to sign off these works and get them up and running as quickly as possible so that facilities are in place for the young people in Douglas who want to get involved.”

Colleague Gregor Murray, convener of the children and families service committee added: “The arrival of Sistema Scotland is going to be something really special and pupils, parents and the wider community are looking forward to making a Big Noise.

“I am convinced that it will help the continuing transformation of Douglas and support young people to maximise their potential and broaden their horizons.”

Big Noise Douglas will be delivered by Sistema Scotland in partnership with Optimistic Sound and Dundee City Council.

The Big Noise team will be based in the community delivering a mixture of in-school and after-school sessions across Claypotts Castle Primary and St. Pius Primary.

It will start by working with younger groups of children and growing with them year by year, taking in the next age group below them as time passes.

In the first year (2017/18) the programme will be rolled out progressively so that within 12 months it will be working with primaries one and two during the school day and with primary three children after-school.

Dundee City Council’s construction services division will carry out the work which starts later this month.

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