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Albyn chool lends expertise to VSA’s Mental Wellbeing Campaign

A group of students and staff from Albyn School has given their expertise and support to VSA’s Changing Lives Campaign by creating a 3D model of VSA’s new state-of-the-art mental wellbeing facility.

Scanned plans of the building concept were given to the staff and students at Albyn and using specialist software Techsoft 2D. The students used the plans to piece together what the building would look like by splitting the different parts of the building into the separate pieces make the Shell of the building.   

First, a card model was produced using the Schools recently acquired Laserscript, laser engraver to cut out the individual sections. Those were then weeded out, folded and attached using a combination of hot glue and masking tape. To finish, the students added windows, pom-pom bushes, and the car park to give a realistic representation of the new building. This project highlighted the school and departments vision of showing how technology can be a valuable asset to the broader community

John Blunsdon, Deputy Head of Albyn School, said: “Supporting VSA was an easy decision for Albyn School. Mental health amongst our young people in Scotland is the biggest challenge that any School faces today in the 21st century, with 1 in 3 children have experienced a mental health problem by the time they are 16. The services that VSA offer are vital for young people and the wider community as they move beyond school.”

“VSA will be able to offer enhanced services via their new facility, and Albyn is delighted to help the project in any way that it can. In the future, Albyn hopes to collaborate across a range of projects including providing a base for VSA groups and volunteers across VSA projects which our pupils can use for their Duke of Edinburgh Award.”

VSA’s Director of External Relations, Jennifer Mitchell, said: “We’re delighted to have the support of the staff and students of Albyn School. The model looks fantastic and will help our supporters to visualise how our new facility will look once it has been completed. Albyn staff and students have been terrific advocates for our campaign thus far, and we can’t thank them enough for helping VSA to raise awareness and funds for mental wellbeing in Aberdeen.”  

To support VSA’s Changing Lives Campaign, and help them to build a new, state-of-the-art mental wellbeing facility right in the heart of Aberdeen, please visit: www.vsa.org.uk


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