Active Schools is sportscotland’s national initiative that aims to get more children, more active, more often.

Delivered in Aberdeen by Sport Aberdeen’s Active Schools Team, Active Schools work with all primary, secondary and ASN schools in the city to increase the number of children being active.



The team are responsible for creating opportunities and encouraging all children and young people's to participate in physical activity and sport.

Each of our Active Schools Coordinators work for a set of associated school groups (ASG); these are made up of one of the secondary schools in the city along with each of their associated primary schools.

Meet the Active Schools Coordinators and find links to their Facebook pages here.

Active Schools Projects and Events

Aberdeen Youth Games 

The Aberdeen Youth Games is an exciting and innovative citywide sport and culture programme delivered in partnership between Robert Gordon University (RGU), Sport Aberdeen and North East of Scotland College. TFor more information on Aberdeen Youth Games please click here.

Looked After Project 

The Looked After Project is an innovative, award winning project that uses the benefits of sport and physical activity to help looked after children and young people through bespoke interventions. For more information on the Looked After Project please click here. 

Active Girls Committee 

The Active Girls Committee aims to get more girls, especially those in secondary school, more active. The committee comprises of girls from each academy in the city, who endeavour to inspire their peers and increase the number of girls regularly taking part in sport and physical activity. For more information on the Active Girls Committee please click here.

Volunteer with Active Schools

Active Schools – The Active Schools Aberdeen 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 the physical activity and sport.

To find out how you could benefit from volunteering for the Active Schools programme please contact: [email protected]