Active Schools

Programmes and Activities


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.

Barthol Chapel School has 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.”

The 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.”

Volunteer Opportunities

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:

In addition to helping increase physical activity levels, volunteering through Active Schools could also help you:

If you are interested in volunteering, simply contact our Active Schools Coordinator.

Iain. Mckay, Active Schools Coordinator

Meldrum Academy

Colpy Road


AB51 0NT

Telephone: 01467 537150