Published on 30 June 2020
Dundee Science Centre is celebrating its 20th birthday by reaching out to some of the city’s most deserving children.
Having launched a Home Learning Digital Programme at the start of the COVID 19 lockdown, Dundee Science Centre is now creating and developing content for ‘Science @ Home’ kits, which will be delivered to families over the next 10 weeks. With initial funding secured for around 350 children, the boxes provide the same practical, hands-on activities as the online programme, but without the need for digital resources such as broadband or devices. The boxes will be packed and delivered with support from The Gate Church, Dundee.
Published on 29 June 2020
What has lockdown meant to you? A Dundee charity has launched a competition with fantastic prizes for the most original piece of lockdown art, whether photography, drawing, poetry or ceramics.
The Front Lounge competition follows the unprecedented success of the Hope Box project which has seen around 600 arts and crafts boxes delivered to those struggling with isolation during the Covid19 lockdown. With an initial target of 15 Dundee households, Front Lounge Project Leader Chika Inatimi and his team have now delivered boxes across Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and Fife. As well as individuals and families, boxes have been provided to key worker families attending Dundee City Council hubs and various community groups looking to provide activities for the people they support.
Published on 27 June 2020
A Fife family has revealed the challenges of having a child with additional support needs during lockdown.
Lesley Wilson and her sons Connor (8) and Kyle (5) are regular visitors to The Yard in Kirkcaldy. Operating from the Argos Centre, Appin Crescent, the charity has been offering creative and adventurous play for disabled children and their families every weekend since 2016. However, since lockdown, The Yard has remained closed to members in general in line with Government regulations, with plans to re-open when it is safe to do so.
Published on 22 June 2020
Article for A&J Stephen website
What do you think of when you hear the term ‘showhome?’
Wow factor, glitz, glamour?
If you own a Stephen home, you’ll know that these adjectives don’t describe what we do.
Here at Stephen, we’re all about quality and a timeless, understated elegance. We don’t follow trends ‘just because’. We fit out our homes and showhomes to reflect our clients’ wishes, to provide inspiration but in a way where the house can ‘breathe’. After all, the quality speaks for itself without the need for clutter!
As we prepare to start working on the first 42 homes at Mansfield Park, Scone, a combination of bungalows, semi-detached and detached homes, we spoke to Eileen Kesson from Envision near Stirling who has been styling the interiors of our showhomes for almost 20 years.
Published on 5 June 2020
A raft of family-friendly activities highlighting the ‘superhero powers’ of microbes have been lined up by University of Dundee scientists to keep children engaged in science during lockdown.
Researchers from the School of Life Sciences are taking over Dundee Science Centre’s Home Learning Programme for five days as of Monday 8 June 2020, supporting parents and carers with home schooling.
The team will be sharing the amazing world of life at the far end of the microscope, looking at the monumental impact of microscopic microbes.
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