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

Daily Bulletin – Monday 7 October

Active Schools information:

1.     Sport club consent forms:  Could all pupils attending netball, hockey and running clubs please ensure they have returned a completed consent form for these activities before the end of term. They can be collected from PE.

2.    Badminton:  A new badminton club is running in the games hall on Tuesday lunchtimes from 1.25pm. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.

3. Running Club:  The running club are always looking for new members to join them on their runs round the local area. The club meets on a Monday after school in PE. Please collect a consent form from PE to attend.

Girls football training:  There will be no training on Thursday 10 Oct.  Due to other circumstances training will change after the October holidays from the Thursday after school slot to a Friday lunchtime in the games hall.

Horizons Fortnight: I hope you have all enjoyed last week’s careers talks, we have had speakers from the Pharmaceutical and construction industry along with the NHS – Midwifery and nursing and Aberdeen Football Club.

This week we have the following speakers:

Monday 7th – Geotech engineer / Solicitors / GP – Mountain Rescue

Tuesday 8th – Paramedic

Wednesday 9th – Oil and Gas engineer

Thursday 10th – Helicopter pilot (12:30pm) / radiographer and breast screening.

All talks are at 1:30 in the library and all are welcome.

Sports Clubs and Activities

Further to a recent ‘Well-being Focus Week’ and increased interest in clubs and activities, I share with you those on offer to young people at Alford Academy through to the end of this term, along with the Application-Consent Form. If you have any queries or can offer to lead or support clubs please contact me via e-mail at I look forward to seeing pupils at the clubs and activities listed. Posted on behalf of Pete Young, Active Schools Co-ordinator, Alford Community Campus. Alford Academy Clubs Spring 2019 (002)-1zpnrji Application-Consent Form Central Aberdeenshire (003)-2j3zbbk Application-Consent Form Central Aberdeenshire (003)-2j3zbbk