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Blind and Partially Sighted Youngsters Experience Thrill of Flight

Five blind and partially sighted young people have enjoyed a chance to experience the thrill of flying in and around Dundee.

Taking off in Tayside Aviation aircraft, they sat beside an experienced pilot in a small dual-control Piper Warrior plane used for teaching trainees.

The opportunity came thanks to Flying Aces, an innovative scheme set up by the RAF Air Cadets and funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, where young people from disadvantaged or disabled backgrounds can experience the thrill of flight.

The instructors and the planes were provided by Dundee flight school Tayside Aviation.


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Healthcare Careers Under Spotlight in Apprenticeship Week

More than 200 Tayside pupils attended a ‘Careers in Healthcare’ event today (Wednesday 6 March 2019) as part of Scotland’s Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March 2019).

Pupils from schools across Angus and Dundee attended the event at Dundee Science Centre to gain an insight into the wide range of careers available in healthcare.

The event was arranged in partnership with NHS Tayside, Developing the Young Workforce Dundee and Angus and the University of Dundee School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

 

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Women’s Business Pioneer Wins Scottish Diversity Award

Angie Foreman, Programme Director of Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee, has won a Scottish Diversity Award.

Angie was presented with the Equality Advocate of the Year award at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow.
The news comes hot on the heels of Angie winning the Change Catalyst award in the Business Women Scotland / Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards in November 2018.

Launched in 2010, Coca-Cola 5by20 is a global initiative with one purpose – to enable the economic empowerment of five million women by 2020. Run in over 60 countries around the world, Dundee is the only city in Western Europe to host the programme.

Angie Foreman

 

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Dundee to Inspire Next Generation of Space Entrepreneurs

Dundee Science Centre is to inspire the next generation of space entrepreneurs after landing a national grant to bring the latest space science to families and schoolchildren across the area.

Following on from the huge success of the Destination Space programme, the UK Space Agency is now supporting the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres to create new space resources aimed at inspiring visitors, communities and school pupils with the exciting science and engineering of future space missions.

Ruthvenfield Primary School pupil Ryan coring a sample of ‘Martian sand’ to test its environment!

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Dundee Gears up for Electric Vehicle Roadshow

Swithering about investing in an electric car or bike, and wondering how they might fit into your life?

A family-friendly event is giving visitors the chance to test drive and experience the thrill of driving a variety of electric vehicles at Dundee Science Centre this weekend (Saturday 2 March 2019).

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