CHILDREN are set to explore the issue of gender equality through movement and dance at a workshop in Alva next month.

The Futures Institute at Dollar Academy (FIDA) has teamed up with Scottish Ballet to offer the one-day workshop called See Me.

Boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 12 are being invited from across Central Scotland to attend at the Alva Academy dance studio on Wednesday, April 6.

The morning will see children taking part in creative activities, inspired by fascinating and thought-provoking case studies from around the world including Pakistan, Ethiopia and Guatemala.

The case studies have been gathered by FIDA in collaboration with expert partners working globally on programmes that promote equality, such as the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh.

In the afternoon, Scottish Ballet will deliver a fun dance workshop to explore gender identity, acceptance and respect.

Participants will be asked to wear whatever they are comfortable in, such as a T-shirt, shorts, trackies, trainers or barefoot.

The workshop, provided free of charge, is open to all current primary school pupils aged 10-12.

No prior dance experience is required, visit for more information and to register interest.