More Children, More Active, More Often
The Aberdeenshire Active Schools Team are responsible for putting in place and driving forward a range of planned activities in both school and community settings to help encourage children and young people’s participation in physical activity and sport. Barthol Chapel School has very strong links with the Active Schools Team.
In September 2017, Barthol Chapel School achieved a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport. The school achieved the sportscotland Silver School Sport Award for their commitment to engaging all pupils in sporting activity.
Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland, said: “Congratulations to all the staff and pupils at Barthol Chapel School – they should be extremely proud of this fantastic achievement. Not only have they put physical education and sport at the heart of their school and local community, but they have managed to do so in a way that encourages all pupils to engage in physical activity whilst having fun at the same time.”
Adrian Anderson, Head Teacher at Barthol Chapel School and Abigail Sutherland, Active Schools commented: “It’s an honour to be awarded the sportscotland Silver School Sport Award. Our staff, parents and children work incredibly hard to deliver opportunities for all our children to participate in and enjoy physical activity and sports, enabling our learners to reach their full potential. We believe that physical education, physical activity and sport are important factors in the school curriculum, something which we have fully enbrached at Barthol Chapel School.”
Aberdeenshire Council in partnership with Sportscotland have invested in Active Schools through to 2019.
Programmes and Activities
For further details and information on each activity at Barthol Chapel School or in the wider Meldrum Network, please download the attached flyer.
Annual Report / Year Highlights
As is evidenced in the Annual Report below, the number and variety of activities on offer at Barthol Chapel School is one of the highest within the Meldrum Network, considering the small size of our school. We are very proud of our achievement and we are in the process of applying for a Sports Scotland Award.
Meldrum Primaries 2015-16 Annual Report (pdf 608kb)
If you are interested in helping to get young people at Barthol Chapel School more active, more often, the Active Schools team would love to hear from you!
There are opportunities to volunteer in any of the following capacities:
- Leaders and coaches
- Assistant leaders and coaches
- Helpers of all kinds
In addition to helping increase physical activity levels, volunteering through Active Schools could also help you:
- Gain experience in a sports environment
- Develop new skills and attributes
- Enhance your employability
If you are interested in volunteering, simply contact our Active Schools Coordinator.
Abigail Sutherland, Active Schools Coordinator
Telephone: 01467 534597