Active Schools

Aboyne Active Schools

Laura Murray (Mon & Tues) Mobile: 07789943096
Shona Park (Wed/Thur/Fri) Mobile: 07823536215
Active Schools Coordinator
Aboyne Academy
Bridgeview Road
Aboyne, AB34 5JN


Active Schools and Live Life Aberdeenshire would like to invite you to apply for the Tattie Holiday FREE activities; spaces open on the 7th October, with a huge range of activities on offer.  For full details on how to apply please see the attached poster or (Posted 4-10-2021)

Mrs Park’s  boxercise class for adults and 12 + years (posted 7/9/2021)

Get fit and have fun with a 45 min Boxercise session! This session is for all abilities using boxing gloves and pads provided to build strength, confidence and fitness.  

NEW classes;

Tuesday – 9.45-10.30am Unit 15 East Banchory Business Park, Banchory (Adults 16+)
Thursday – 6-6.45pm Masonic Hall on the Green, Aboyne (12-16 yr olds)
Thursday – 7.15-8pm Masonic Hall on the Green, Aboyne (Adults 16+)
Classes are £6 per person. Places limited to 10 per class.

To book go to


Academy Sports Clubs will be starting gradually over the next few weeks (Posted 18/8/2021)
Monday 23rd August, Running Club will start again for all S1-S6 pupils from 3.45-5pm, meeting at the all weather pitch.
Wednesday 25th August, Senior Hockey will start again on the all weather pitch from 3.45-5pm.   

To book your space please sign up for all Active Schools clubs online at


Academy Summer programme (posted 24/6/2021)

Active Schools have some FREE mountain bike sessions for Academy pupils over the summer with Ride in Peace Adventures! If you don’t have a bike, no problem we have some you can borrow along with a helmet.  Come along to our beginner or intermediate sessions with your friends and have some fun outside. To sign up please follow the link below;

Aboyne Network Summer Programme – Live, Life Aberdeenshire (


The Adventure Syndicate – Match the Miles (posted 24/6/2021)

On Wednesday 23rd June some of our S1/2 pupils joined The Adventure Syndicate team on a section of their Source to Sea – Match the Miles Challenge.  The pupils cycled out to Dinnet to meet the team and biked back to Aboyne with them, where they then helped the team get their pack rafts out for the next section of their trip along the river Dee.  This was a great chance for the pupils to find out how the female adventurers made this trip work by being self sufficient on their bikes and camping out for the week along Deeside.  This challenge has encouraged many pupils to get out this week and think of different ways to go to and from school.  We look forward to seeing if our Aboyne Academy pupils can match their miles by the end of the week!

To find out more about the team go to


Ride in Peace Adventures weekly cycling sessions for pupils (posted 4/5/2021) –  Chris is also able to provide bike ability sessions to primary schools should anyone wish support with running it this term (Please note there will be a charge with this).  All enquires should go direct to:

Update 4th May 2021

This week will be the last of our weekly “School Mail” updates however we will endeavour to update you locally of what’s happening in your area and work with you to continue the good work of re-establishing programmes and activities giving your pupils the chance to be physically active in an extra-curricular setting.

In the meantime, enjoy this week’s update and if you’ve any ideas or suggestions for activities in your local area then please get in touch with your local Active Schools Coordinator.

By Kids for Kids Challenges
We bring our By Kids for Kids challenge to a close with something a little different. We’ve got a series of fun exercises to complete in a short high intensity workout.
Each exercise should be done for 30 seconds with a 30 second rest between each exercise.
Exercises include:- Frog Jumps, Climbing the Rope, Burpees, Donkey Kicks and Crab Walks
How many of each exercise can you do and can you get through all 5 exercises.
A video giving an example of the exercises in the challenge is available on the Live Life Aberdeenshire YouTube channel or our social media channels

All of our Kids by Kids challenges and many other resources can be found on the Active Schools Education Staff glow tile.

By Kids for Kids Challenge 8 Video –

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships

The World Curling Federation has announced that the World Curling Mixed Doubles Championships will this year take place at Curl Aberdeen 17th – 23rd May.
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness said: “We are delighted that we can confirm Curl Aberdeen as the host for our final World Championship of the season. Not only is the World Title on the line but seven teams will also secure a place for their National Olympic Committees in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games mixed doubles event.”
To celebrate the Championships coming to the North East, we are sharing some fantastic resources with you so that we can inspire the next generation of World Championship Curlers!
The resources are available now on the new Active Schools glow site.

Education Glow Site, follow the below link while signed into Glow or find the Active Schools Staff site tile on the Aberdeenshire Council glow launch pad                                                                                                           –

Go on, check the cupboards and look out those indoor curling sets and give it a go in your PE or after-school club.


This month is the last month of our Run4Fun series, so now is the time to encourage your pupils to get out and get running to finish off the series in style by completing their May run.

Submissions are open just now for people to complete their April run details if they haven’t and soon we’ll update the form to include those keen beans who’ve completed their May run by the time you read this!

Our submission form is available via this link –

Keep an eye on our social media feeds for some new featured runs and other content in the coming weeks as we bring the series to a close.


Scottish Handball Resources

The Scottish Handball Association have recently released a schools session beginners pack with lots of fantastic ideas on how to start up a handball session and multiple session plans.

These resources can be obtained by downloading them from our new Education Staff Glow site.

Education Glow Site, follow the below link while signed into Glow or find the Active Schools Staff site tile on the Aberdeenshire Council glow launch pad                                                                                                 

If you’re keen on setting up an extra-curricular handball session having seen the resources then get in touch with your local Coordinator and we can help you make this a reality.


We hope you’ve found these updates helpful and informative and we will keep you updated with Active Schools information however in the meantime why not follow or subscribe to our various social media feeds below

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Active Schools North Facebook –
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Active Schools Aberdeenshire Twitter – @ASAberdeenshire
Live Life Aberdeenshire YouTube –