Secondary school pupils from across Aberdeen have been taking part in the popular Aberdeen Youth Games today (Wednesday 25th April).

The annual event, held at Aberdeen Sports Village, saw Bucksburn Academy being crowned the overall winning school of the event.

The Aberdeen Youth Games gives pupils the opportunity to represent their school in their chosen sport. Eight secondary schools from across the city took part in the games, competing in five different sports, including swimming, basketball, table tennis, football and dodgeball.

Jill Franks, Director of Business Development at Sport Aberdeen, said:

“The games are designed to keep young people active in a fun environment and encourage a healthy lifestyle, with the ultimate aim to inspire people and change lives through sport and physical activity.

“This initiative gives young people the opportunity to take part in physical activity throughout the city, be fantastic roles models to their peers, and enjoy different kinds of sport.

S1 – S3 pupils from Aberdeen Grammar, Oldmachar, Bridge of Don, Dyce, Harlaw, Cults, Northfield and Bucksburn Academies took part in the sporting events, which were undertaken alongside with Scottish Swimming, Basketball Scotland, Aberdeen & District Table Tennis Association, Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust and Granite City Guerrillas.

Since launching in 2013, the Aberdeen Youth Games have become a hugely anticipated and staple event in Aberdeen’s sporting calendar. The initiative is delivered in partnership by RGU, Sport Aberdeen and North East Scotland College (NEScol), and is funded by the Wood Foundation and the First Aberdeen.