Saturday 8th November
The Go Dundee Learning Journey 2014 visited another fascinating lineup of venues. Having visited places entirely within the city centre on the previous Learning Journey in 2013 (City of Culture theme), this time we wanted to explore places elsewhere within the city and so we identified five venues situated north of the Kingsway. The potential hosts that we approached could not have been more helpful and welcoming.
41 attendees boarded the double decker bus at 9am on 8th November to visit places that are important to Dundee in some way – e.g. economically, socially, culturally – with the aim of increasing local people’s sense of engagement, pride and confidence in their city. The venues for Learning Journeys are selected on the basis of their ability to celebrate Dundee’s strengths as a city of innovation, research and science. Each venue demonstrates a different aspect of the city’s success and allows the city’s communities to engage with the people and places that make Dundee successful. As usual, attendees had the chance to go behind the scenes and explore each of the different venues accompanied by a guide.
You can watch a slideshow of the Learning Journey 2014 below.
The 2014 programme comprised:
- Baldovie Waste-to-Energy Plant (Dundee Energy Recycling Limited)
- Michelin Tyre Plant
- The Crescent, Whitfield
- The Factory Skatepark
- Camperdown Wildlife Centre
We were delighted that this year’s Learning Journey was organised in partnership with Dundee Science Centre as part of the Dundee Science Festival 2014.
The group photo below was taken outside the Factory Skatepark which was the Social Enterprise of the Year award
winner in 2012.
In addition to the five hosts mentioned above, Go Dundee would like to thank National Express Dundee for their generous provision of the bus and driver for the day and to Dundee City Council for their kind support for the event.