Active Schools

Aboyne Active Schools

Laura Murray (Mon & Tues) – Mobile: 07789943096
Michael Murray (Wed, Thurs & Fri) – Mobile: 07789943096

Active Schools Coordinator
Aboyne Academy
Bridgeview Road
Aboyne, AB34 5JN



Live Life Aberdeenshire Drowning Prevent Week 17th to 24th June 2023 Logo Competition (posted 23/3/2023)

Drowning Prevention Week (DPW) is one of the largest summer water safety campaigns across the UK and Ireland. The campaign is designed to explore a multitude of opportunities to proactively raise awareness of water safety ahead of a summer outdoors. Starting in May, through the summer, the risk to the public through accidental drowning increases significantly – DPW is critical in raising awareness and encouraging the public to enjoy water safely. As part of DPW we are inviting children and young people to design two logos; one from primary aged pupils and the other from secondary aged pupils. We are looking for 2 designs, with the winning designs becoming the Live Life Aberdeenshire’s DPW logos for 2024. Attached is the competition form for completion.

This could be done through the school day or emailed to parents/ guardians for working on at home. The submissions can be emailed to or handed in to any public/ school library by Friday 19th May.

More information on Drowning Prevention Week 2023 will be sent out in due course.


Scottish Schools Mountain Bike Championship (posted 23/3/2023)

I am writing to invite your schools to take part in the inaugural Scottish School Mountain Bike Championships which is being organised in partnership between Scottish Cycling, Comrie Croft and Morrison’s Academy in Crieff. The attached letter contains information about the event and I would ask schools to complete the following link by 31 March at latest so that we can gather further information before starting the registration process. This will follow in May. The event is confirmed as Thursday 14 September 2023.


Live Life Aberdeenshire – Spring into Easter – Free ASN Activities (posted 22/3/2023)

The Live Life Aberdeenshire, Spring into Easter, Free ASN Activities have gone live for bookings. Please see link below.

ASN Activities – Live, Life Aberdeenshire (

Please see descriptions below for the free sessions available across Aberdeenshire.


Activity Session Information Location(s)
A S N Kids Swim Course Instructor led 5 day shallow water introductory swimming course for children aged 5 to 16 who have additional support needs to develop water confidence and swimming skills. An adult aged 18+ must be in the water with the child on a 1:1 basis. Fraserburgh


Banchory Inverurie

A S N Multi-Sports Instructor led multi-sports session for families who have children with additional support needs aged 5 to 18, enabling participants to take part in a fun sporting activity. An adult aged 18+ must accompany the child to this session. Ellon Fraserburgh


A S N Petanque A fun session of petanque for families who have children with additional support needs aged 5 to 18 to develop coordination and precision skills. An adult aged 18+ must accompany the child to this session. Fraserburgh


A S N Athletics Athletics session for children with additional support needs aged 8 to 18 to participate in run, jump and throw activities. Activity stations with various adaptations will be available. An adult aged 18+ must accompany the child to this session. Ellon
A S N Bouldering Instructor led bouldering session, suitable for children aged 8 to 18 who have additional support needs. Suitable clothing and rock shoes must be worn. Rock shoes can be supplied. An adult aged 18+ must accompany the child to this session. Inverurie
A S N Trampoline Instructor led trampoline session for children with additional support needs aged 5 to 18. Socks are essential. Jewellery must be removed and hair tied back. No access hoist available. An adult aged 18+ must accompany the child to this session. Banchory


Asn Stretch N’ Move A Stretch N’ Move class for families who have children with additional support needs aged 5 to 18 aimed at improving mobility and flexibility. Jewellery must be removed and hair tied back. Adult aged 18+ must accompany the child to this session. Banchory
Para X C Ski Session Para ski session on skis, roller skis or adapted mountain board rig for people with additional needs. Participants must be able to propel themselves with their arms. Bring gloves and helmet. Huntly
Asn Tubing Free Fun on the ski slope tubing session, for individuals who may have Additional Support Needs and their carers. Dress for the weather. Helmets, gloves and long trousers required. Helmets can be supplied. Alford




Term 4’s Inclusive Sports Festivals programme (posted 22/2/2023)

Please see below for information about Term 4’s Inclusive Sports Festivals programme ran in conjunction with Active Schools Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire.

These events are aimed at pupils with disabilities or additional support needs both in mainstream and ASN education and are open to pupils from Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City to attend. Bookings can be made by the school or by parents/carers.

All events are free of charge and open to both primary & secondary-aged pupils to attend unless otherwise stated:

For any further queries, please contact


Easter Programme (posted 16/3/2023)

We are delighted to be able to release free spaces for our morning Multi-Sports Sessions. Hurry, as there is a limited number of free spaces available. Bookings will go live on Thursday 16th March 12 noon. You will need each individual child’s gladstone number for booking.

Our Easter Programme is different for 2023. However, a fantastic range of free activities is still available, including limited free spaces in our morning Multi-Sports sessions, free ASN sessions and a host of free cultural activities.

For any queries, please contact Maroc at

“This activity is being organised by Mar Orienteering Club. Aberdeenshire Council is not responsible for the acts and omissions of Mar Orienteering Club and members of the public engaging in the activity do so at their own risk.” 


Live Life Outdoors Activity Days (posted 09/02/2023)

Are you a school or group looking for a day (or more) of outdoor activities in Aberdeenshire?

Live Life Outdoors have all the resources you need for a fun, energetic and educational experience for members, pupils, employees or groups of friends.

We can come to your establishment or local sports field, or you are welcome to participate at one of our many sports facilities across Aberdeenshire, including our two ski centres at Alford and Huntly.

As well as skiing, our climbing walls (including our mobile wall), our bicycle pump track obstacle course and our bike maintenance workshops are very popular with all ages.  For younger people we have all the above plus the inflatable body zorbs and soft archery.  We love team building activities and have many challenges which are fun and will break the ice as well as developing team working skills and leadership.

We can take groups on bike rides and hill walks as well as running workshops on outdoor skills such as map reading, shelter building and cooking on a camp fire.  We can show you ways to increase your confidence and enjoyment in being in the great outdoors.

Find more information about each activity here;

We will design and cost a bespoke programme for you group.

Popular times of year will fill up very quickly so enquire today!



To view the current programs and activities on offer:  Aboyne Network – Live, Life Aberdeenshire (