Sound of music for Dyce

14th January 2000 at 00:00
DYCE ACADEMY in Aberdeen is to house the latest specialist school in Scotland, with the announcement today (Friday) that it is to be funded by the Scottish Executive to set up a music school for talented youngsters.

The academy will be given a share of the pound;14 million handout from the Executive's excellence fund, announced by Donald Dewar as Scottish Secretary in December 1998, which is being provided in this and the next two years to set up a network of units for gifted pupils.

Peter Peacock, eputy Children and Education Minister, travels to Dyce today to unveil the latest addition to specialist state schools which include the music centres at Broughton High in Edinburgh and Douglas Academy in Bearsden and the dance school of Scotland at Knightswood Secondary in Glasgow.

Education authorities submitted a total of 22 bids under the scheme and the others which were successful, covering traditional music, modern languages, the performing arts and sports, will be revealed shortly.

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