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FIDA Home Transformers Project

Posted on 22 November 2023
The FIDA Home Transformers Challenge, a project developed by Futures Institute at Dollar Academy (FIDA) in collaboration with the Sustainability team at Barratt Developments, challenged 34 pupils from four secondary schools across Clackmannanshire and Stirling to survey an 1860s cottage that is currently in a state of disrepair, and develop a plan to transform and…

Dollar Academy signs Memorandum of Understanding with The University of Stirling

Posted on 13 November 2023
Dollar Academy and The University of Stirling have joined forces to progress FIDA's pioneering approach to education in Scotland. Dollar Academy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with the University of Stirling to formalise their shared commitment to furthering the vision and objectives of the Futures Institute at Dollar Academy (FIDA) and Scotland’s…

Wellbeing Hub Design Competition

Posted on 19 October 2023
Enter our latest competition! We’re delighted to be working with Clackmannanshire Council to launch a competition to design an outdoor space for the new Wellbeing Hub and Lochies School complex. It’s a fantastic opportunity to contribute your ideas for this major new centre that will offer accessible sport, health, learning and leisure facilities to people…

New Futures Institute building

Posted on 25 October 2022
 FIDA has always looked to bring young people together. As society looks beyond COVID, FIDA is planning to build a bespoke learning hub in central Scotland that welcomes pupils from across the country to work in new ways with experts from industry, universities and NGOs. Throughout the year, up to 50 young people each week…

A Tartan for Clackmannanshire

Posted on 20 September 2022
We’re delighted to be working with the Provost of Clackmannanshire, Councillor Donald Balsillie, to launch a competition for learners in S1-S6 to design the county’s first official tartan All the information you need to take part is on our FIDA online platform.  Taking part is simple and free of charge, and is open to learners…

‘See Me’ workshop in partnership with Scottish Ballet

Posted on 8 April 2022
On Wednesday 6th April, 12 primary school students from across Clackmannanshire and Stirling came together for a one-day workshop called See Me, presented by FIDA in partnership with Scottish Ballet and generously hosted by Alva Academy. The morning session involved developing short routines in different dance styles inspired by fascinating case studies from around the…

MIT Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge

Posted on 8 April 2022
FIDA is proud to have supported four teams to compete in the MIT Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge.  Solve is an initiative of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that seeks to solve global challenges of sustainability through engaging young people in social impact innovation projects.  They invited teams of young people to submit their ideas for…

Online Veterinary Science and Medical Careers Events

Posted on 11 March 2022
On 3rd March 2022 FIDA and Dollar Academy co-hosted an event for students interested in a career in veterinary medicine, with an exciting panel of speakers led by Prof Susan Rhind, Chair of Veterinary Medical Education at the University of Edinburgh. This was followed on 16th March by a successful online panel event for students…

See Me / Scottish Ballet Workshop

Posted on 7 March 2022
FIDA has teamed up with Scottish Ballet to offer a one-day workshop called See Me, to primary school pupils aged 10-12 across Central Scotland. The workshop will take place in the dance studio at Alva Academy on Wednesday 6th April, and will explore the global issue of gender equality through movement and dance.  The morning…

Teacher Events – January

Posted on 21 January 2022
As we continue to develop FIDA in 2022, we want to hear from and work with teachers across the country, to help shape future projects and ensure they reach young people from all areas and backgrounds.  We are also looking to develop new initiatives for primary-age learners. If you would like to get involved, we…

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