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Exhibition unites pupils from N-east and Nigeria

Ellon Academy pupils meeting with pupils from Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Ellon Academy pupils meeting with pupils from Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Ellon Academy pupils were among those from the city and shire who met young students from Nigeria at Aberdeen’s Maritime Museum last Thursday.

The occasion was to celebrate the Power Politics exhibition designed to promote global citizenship through the lens of the oil and gas industry.

The exhibition is the final part of the Power Politics project run by the charity Living Earth Foundation and funded by the European Commission.

Sarah Palmer, of the Living Earth Foundation, said: “The exhibition is designed to promote global citizenship and we were delighted to welcome students from Nigeria to this exciting event.

“The project has used the experiences of young people living alongside the oil and gas industry in two very different parts of the world to bring to life a range of complex global issues.”

Teachers, pupils, and community members from Aberdeen and Port Harcourt have been at the heart of developing the materials, and confronted questions about how the oil industry impacts on their lives, including the threat of kidnapping in Nigeria and also employment opportunities in Aberdeen.

Gordon MP Sir Malcolm Bruce, chair of the International Development Select Committee, presented all participants with a certificate to recognise their contribution.

It has culminated in the creation of films, comics and activities, which are publicly available, and are ready for use in classrooms across the city and shire.

The Power Politics exhibition is open to the public until June 7.

 

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