Broch pupils to showcase their creative talents

The Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre, Fraserburgh.
The Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre, Fraserburgh.

A celebratory event showcasing Aberdeenshire pupils’ creative achievements will take place next week in Fraserburgh.

The showcase will take place between 12.30pm and 4pm on Wednesday, September 24, at Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh and will feature a presentation from the Chief Executive of Creative, Culture and Education Foundation, Paul Collard.

Over one thousand pupils were introduced to a greater array of career choice through four Creative Industry careers events held in Fraserburgh, Banff, Peterhead and Turriff Academies as part of Aberdeenshire Council’s Creative Edge Project.

Eighty individual pupils were then selected to plan and develop work with artists, including an architect, graphic designer, ceramist and rap artist, culminating in a shared performance day at the end of the 2014 summer term.

The programme promoted awareness of the health and wellbeing benefits for young people of being creative such as building confidence, team work and gaining practical skills for life.

At Wednesday’s event, pupils, parents, teachers, chief officers and elected members will come together to view the pupils’ work and an accompanying film of the project.

Awards will be presented to each school for taking part by chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee Councillor Isobel Davidson.

Chair of the Education, Learning and Leisure Committee, Councillor Isobel Davidson, said: “I am delighted that Aberdeenshire Council is helping to develop these skills through the Creative Edge project.

“The project has provided first-hand insight in some of the creative industries as well as inspiration and information in schools.”

During the event, pupils will recreate some of the highlights of the project which will from a backdrop for an exciting creative conversation and presentation from Paul Collard.

Mr Collard delivers creative programmes across a wide range of European countries and is especially interested in how creativity can be used to support young people and the ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ agenda.