Published on 7 May 2020
Children attending a Dundee nursery met a trio of their favourite superheroes this week .. at a distance!
Captain America, Batman and Spiderman paid a visit to Balgillo Nursery, Ardler Village to meet the ‘key worker’ children who are attending the nursery during lockdown.
The characters are from ‘Dundee Superheroes’, a group of five superheroes lifting the spirits of local children and adults during the current pandemic. The Superheroes are helping locals get through tough times while using their allocated daily exercise as an opportunity to run around parts of Dundee and raise money for Barnardo’s in the process.
Published on 7 May 2020
Dundee-based specialist orthodontic practice Beam Orthodontics has unveiled a revolutionary tool to support patients during lockdown and beyond.
Beam has become one of the first practices in Scotland to adopt Dental Monitoring (DM) which allows patients to monitor their progress by scanning their teeth with an App on their smartphone. Images are then sent on to their clinician, providing more engagement, feedback and reassurance.
Following a pilot last year, Beam is now inviting all adult patients (18+) to download the DM App. Almost 200 patients have transferred over since the lockdown was announced. Beam is also offering a free DM consultation to prospective new patients.
Published on 6 May 2020
A Perth housebuilder has launched a campaign to protect the humble hedgehog.
As part of Hedgehog Awareness Week (3-9 May 2020), A&J Stephen has become one of the first housebuilding firms in Scotland to introduce hedgehog highways, a network of interconnected nature-friendly gardens aimed at protecting the creatures, whose numbers are in decline.
The family firm will also be installing bat and bird boxes to protect other wildlife.
Published on 1 May 2020
Dundee Science Centre has appointed a local business to turn ambitious 20th birthday refurbishment plans into a reality.
Bespoke joinery manufacturer and interior fit-out specialists Bentleys Shopfitting will be the Main Contractor for the £2M CONNECT project which will transform the ground floor of the visitor attraction.
Published on 29 April 2020
A real-life NASA astronaut, who logged almost 900 hours in space, is making a special, virtual visit to families ‘home schooling’ during lockdown.
Geoscientist and explorer Jim Reilly, who completed three space shuttle missions and five spacewalks during his 13 year career, has sent a video all the way from his home in Virginia for Dundee Science Centre’s Home Learning Programme, giving a remarkable insight into his extensive career in space travel.
The video forms part of ‘Space Week’, this week’s offering from the Science Centre’s programme which offers weekly themed activities for children to complete independently, with simple instructions, in their own time. Free of charge, the programme is packed with fun, interactive, science activities, with videos, worksheets, challenges and weekly competitions. Children can complete tasks in their own time and dip in and out of different weeks and topics.
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