The fundamental aim of Active Schools is to offer school-aged children the motivation & opportunities to adopt active and healthy lifestyles. This initiative recognizes the need for more extra-curricular opportunities for children to get physically active. The coordinator’s role is not just about getting children to take part in formal sport, but also aims to introduce more physical activity into their daily lives through active travel (walking or cycling to school), play (games, skipping etc) and dance. We like to utilise the local strengths within Portlethen by linking with current community clubs and groups.
Our Parent Staff Association (PSA) currently contributes to the funding of our Active Schools Coordinator. Look out for the regular updates on activities and if you have any skills or ideas you would like to contribute just get in touch with our coordinator.
Through the Active Schools programme children are able to attend some sporting activities either taster sessions during the school day or After School Clubs.
Active Schools Coordinator: Graeme McCall