Pupils get active

Active Schools Coordinator Caitlin Dudley presented Burnhaven pupils with their certificates
Active Schools Coordinator Caitlin Dudley presented Burnhaven pupils with their certificates

Hundreds of Buchan pupils are getting fit and healthy by taking part in a programme designed to encourage physical activity and participation in sports.

The ‘Active Schools Commonwealth Games Legacy Passport’ aims to achieve a lasting legacy of participation from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

In partnership with community groups and sports clubs, every primary and secondary school in the Mintlaw and Peterhead network is taking part in the programme and hundreds of passports have been handed out.

Pupils use their passport to record their extra-curricular physical activity for the year.

Any sports, physical activity or fitness sessions can be recorded as long as they are organised by a community, school or cluster club.

Pupils earn points by attending after-school sessions and are presented with certificates after reaching specific points totals, working their way up from the initial participation level to the Gold level certificate.

One lucky passport-holder from the Mintlaw and Peterhead networks will be randomly selected each term to win a special prize.

Over 300 passports have been gathered in so far during the first term and a total of 155 certificates have been handed out to pupils achieving high levels of participation.

Active Schools Coordinator for the Peterhead network, Caitlin Dudley, said: “Well done to everyone who has been taking part, it’s great to see so many pupils being active – we’ve even had a few participants reaching Silver already!

“The Buchan Active Schools team would like to thank all of their schools for helping to encourage this project.

“A special thanks must go to the Argyll and Bute Active Schools Team for designing the passport.”