'See Me' - Scottish Ballet Workshop

Primary school students from across Clackmannanshire and Stirling came together for a one-day workshop in partnership with Scottish Ballet called ‘See Me’,  exploring gender inequality through movement and dance.

See Me Workshop

The morning session involved developing short routines in different dance styles inspired by fascinating case studies from around the world.
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See Me Workshop

The case studies included a project in Guatemala that enables girls to access education by providing them witha bicycle.
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See Me Workshop

These were genuine stories brought together by FIDA in collaboration with expert partners.
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See Me Workshop

These partners included the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh
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See Me Workshop

The dance session was led by talented choreographer Sarah Stenhouse, who grew up in Alloa, but is now based in London.
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See Me Workshop

In the afternoon, Scottish Ballet delivered a fun dance workshop as part of their Safe T Be Me programme.
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See Me Workshop

The workshop explored themes of gender identity, acceptance and respect.
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See Me Workshop

The afternoon was led by two of Scottish Ballet's leading dance practitioners
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See Me Workshop

Taylor Han and Hayley Earlam led the session with energy, passion, insight and care.
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See Me Workshop

The result was a wonderful blend of fun, laughter, dance, and thought-provoking conversation.
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See Me Workshop

Pupils attended from Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton, Menstrie, Muckhart and Dunblane Primary Schools, as well as Dollar Academy Junior School.
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Design For The Planet Workshop

25 pupils from seven schools across Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Fife, Glasgow and West Lothian came together during COP26 to create a powerful art installation.  At its heart was Clarion, a 10-ft polar bear, created by artist Bamber Hawes.

Design For The Planet

The students created a melting iceberg in a sea of crosses, symbolising the extinction of species due to climate change.
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Design For The Planet

Students from several schools working together as a team to design and build the installation in a day.
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Design For The Planet

The crosses were inspired by memorials to the fallen soldiers of WW2.
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Design For The Planet

Students from different schools collaborating on concept models.
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Design For The Planet

The final task was to sketch the finished installation and compare with concept drawings
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Design For The Planet

The workshop began with a fascinating debate on the controversial Henry Dundas monument in Edinburgh.
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Design For The Planet

Students on Day 1 of the workshop sketching concept designs.
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Design For The Planet

Clarion the Bear undergoes some minor repairs after his long journey to COP26.
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Design For The Planet

Student making wooden crosses in the Engineering, Design and Technology workshop.
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Design For The Planet

Student using laser cutter to produce over 1,000 crosses for the installation.
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Design For The Planet

Students collaborating to build the larger wooden crosses for the installation.
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Upcycling Jeans

Pupils from across central Scotland upcycled old denim into new creations during Sustainable Fashion Week.

 

Upcycling Jeans

Views of the winning design of a corset made from discarded denim garments, S6 pupil
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Upcycling Jeans

Winning design in the Upcycling Jeans Challenge from an S6 pupil in Stirling
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Upcycling Jeans

The winner used sashiko embroidery, which he learned about at our FIDA Fashion Forward event
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Upcycling Jeans

Upcycled jeans created by an S3 student from an original design
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Upcycling Jeans

Bag made from discarded denim, S6 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Handbag made from upcycled jeans lined with fabric remnants, S6 pupil
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Upcycling Jeans

Detail of upcycled denim handbag, S6 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Jeans upcycled to make single-strap bodice top, S6 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Buffy-themed tote bag made of unwanted jeans and fabric with red embroidery, S6 pupil
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Upcycling Jeans

Apron made from discarded jeans, S3 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Jeans transformed into a sleeved crop top
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Upcycling Jeans

Upcycled jeans made from two unwanted garments combined in an innovative way, S3 pupil
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Upcycling Jeans

Concept ideas for upcycling jeans, S6 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Unwanted denim skirt upcycled into a top, S5 student
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Upcycling Jeans

‘Crewmate’ made of discarded denim, S3 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Unwanted jeans embellished using discarded fabrics, S3 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Tote bag with strap decoration, S5 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Unwanted jeans decorated with discarded fabric scraps, S3 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Tote bag with pockets and decorative felting
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Upcycling Jeans

Unwanted jeans transformed using discarded fabrics, S3 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Tote bag made of discarded jeans with decorative embroidery, S6 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Lined tote bag made of old denim with pink lining and handles, S3 pupil
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Upcycling Jeans

Hat made using discarded denim from several garments, S3 student
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Upcycling Jeans

Keyring made from discarded denim and sold for charity, S5 student
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Summer Challenges

Pupils from across Scotland took part in five Global Challenges through summer term, 2021.

 

My Community, My Food

Smoky rhubarb burger recipe made by our challenge winner
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A Bioplastic Future

An S4 participant from Glasgow making her own bioplastic
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My Community, My Food

This terrific recipe won its creator a day in the kitchen of a Michelin-starred restaurant
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My Community, My Food

Our challenge winner spent a day in the kitchen of a Michelin-starred restaurant
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Clean Hands, Good Health

Handwashing ideas from an S4 student from Hong Kong
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Worms for Waste

A novel design for a wormery created by an S5 participant
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My Community, My Food

Delicious recipe using sustainable local foods, created by two S5 pupils
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Monumental Reimagining

Monument to plague victims, S5 student
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Clean Hands, Good Health

Design elements from a team of two S5 students
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Worms for Waste

Initial design ideas for ‘disguised’ wormeries, S5 student
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Monumental Reimagining

A sustainable natural monument designed by an S5 participant
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Monumental Reimagining

Simple paper model, S5 student
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A Bioplastic Future

An S4 student from Glasgow sketching her design
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Monumental Reimagining

Design ideas for a pandemic memorial, S5 student
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Clean Hands, Good Health

Device design from an S4 student from Hong Kong
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Monumental Reimagining

Design ideas from an S5 student
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Monumental Reimagining

Pandemic-inspired monument from an S5 student
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Clean Hands, Good Health

Detailed design by an S5 student
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Clean Hands, Good Health

Device design from an S1 student in Aberdeen
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Worms for Waste

Colourful wormery design from an S1 student in Aberdeen
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Innovative learning experiences to help build a sustainable future. 

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