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Running club is setting the pace

Running club is setting the pace

Running club has started again this term, we meet every Thursday after school (3pm – 3:45pm) and meet in PE. We are currently doing our own version of couch to 5km and are all just starting out again!  If you would like to join us all you need to do is speak to Mrs Rees-Jenkins in Science or go visit our Active schools team!

You can book in online:

Everyone is welcome and all abilities of walker to runner can join in 🙂

Run club is just fun and a great way to relax after a busy day!

Mrs Rees-Jenkins (Science)

Inverurie Music Award Scheme Continues to Support Our Young Musicians

Inverurie Music Award Scheme Continues to Support Our Young Musicians

Alford Academy pupils once again have an opportunity to submit a request for financial support from the Inverurie Music Award Scheme.  Since its launch in 2019, a number of our pupils have received a financial award to assist with the cost of purchasing a musical instrument, sheet music, lessons, travel to workshops, etc.  Full details about the scheme and the eligibility requirements can be found here.  Although the application deadline is 12th November, these have to be approved by Mr Trueman.  Please therefore have completed application forms submitted to him no later than Friday 5th November (remember, remember….).

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Update from Active Schools

Update from Active Schools

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Tennis Term 1 2021-2022 – link to flyer

Active Schools Alford are now able to offer tennis sessions starting on the 5th of September at Alford Community Campus. There are limited spaces available so booking is essential. Please see the flier for more details and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Active Schools Alford Team.



Pilates for Teenagers during Easter

Pilates for Teenagers during Easter

A fun and dynamic way to get young people up and moving during the Easter holidays.
TWO taster classes on 8th and 15th April at 10am!
We will then be opening up a block of classes over the summer term.  These will be on a Thursday 5PM (bookings not yet open).
🔹LIVE Online Class
🔹45 minutes via Zoom
🔹For teens age 12-16 years
🔹No previous experience required
🔹£5 per person per class.
Book your spot on our online class booking website
Ginetta Junior Championship

Ginetta Junior Championship

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Breakell Racing Make Ginetta Debut In Juniors

Well Done Fergus! (You’ll be needing some time off? – better be nice to your Guidance Teacher 😆)

Every Race Live on ITV4 alongside British Touring Car Championship:

Rounds     Date Venue/Circuit
1,2,3 8/9 May Thruxton
4,5,6 15/16 May Snetterton (300)
7,8,9 12/13 June Brands Hatch (Indy)
10,11,12 31 July/1 August Oulton Park (Island)
13,14,15 14/15 August Knockhill
16,17,18 28/29 August Thruxton
19,20,21 18/19 September Croft
22,23,24 25/26 September Silverstone (National)
25,26,27 9/10 October Donington Park (National)
28,29,30 23/24 October Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)
Active Schools Online – Summer Update

Active Schools Online – Summer Update

With the end of term now upon us, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some resources and opportunities that we have / will be releasing on our social media sites and on the Live Life at Home website during the summer to help keep children active during the summer holidays.

Our main challenge for the holidays is our “Virtual Distance Challenge”. We will send out further details on this challenge later this week.

We will also be continuing our #MindfulnessMonday theme with videos of activities to take part in thanks to our partnership work with Mindful Stonehaven.  Keep an eye out for these on Facebook and Live Life Aberdeenshire’s YouTube channel.

Finally, you can find all the Active Schools resource cards on the Live Life at Home website, which you can download and use at any time alongside many other resources from across the service –  Also, if you enjoyed our weekly challenges and sports day videos then these are available on the Live Life Aberdeenshire YouTube channel at any time to have a go at-

We hope you enjoy our summer content on social media and, if the weather allows, a fantastic physical activity filled break.

Please feel free to share our social media pages with your friends and family and we’d love to see you getting involved in some of the challenges.

Kind regards


Kerry Barlow
Active Schools Coordinator – Alford

StoryCon 2020

StoryCon 2020

StoryCon is a free creative writing and illustration conference for young people, organised by young people. It is hosted by The Scottish Book Trust and Book Week Scotland and this year it’s all moving online!

This is open to young people aged between 13-19 who are based in Scotland and have a love of writing, drawing or being creative. It will also give you the chance to get together digitally with other teens across Scotland and be part of a creative community.

You can take your pick of workshops and there will also be on demand content to watch.

It runs across two days: 18th and 19th June and you can book your place at

You can also find it as an event on Facebook.


Alford pupil wins!

Alford pupil wins!

Congratulations to Stuart Veitch who has won the Aberdreams got talent competition, with his own song he wrote about being in Lockdown.  Emeli Sande chose the winner out of the top 3, on the 31st May.  Thanks for all your support.

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