Active Schools is a national initiative that aims to get ‘More Children, More Active, More Often’. Active Schools is funded by Sport Scotland and Aberdeen City Council and is managed by Sport Aberdeen.
The Active Schools Team provides a wide range of sporting and physical activity sessions and opportunities for school pupils from P1 to S6 to participate in. Activities range from athletics to Zumba, with the likes of basketball, badminton, netball, skiing and tennis. These sessions take place at lunchtimes, after school and during the school holidays.
Fun and participation are key to Active Schools, with the aim being to get as many children trying and enjoying sport and activities, especially children who do not currently participate. The Active Schools team provides links to local sports clubs for participants wishing to continue their chosen sport at a higher level.
Each associated school group (ASG) has an Active Schools Co-ordinator, who works with the academy and its feeder primary schools to raise activity levels. The Active Schools Co-ordinator is the local point of contact for both parents and schools.