Aberdeen Youth Games
The Aberdeen Youth Games project runs throughout the academic year and aims to engage with school pupils of all ages across the city to deliver the following outcome.
More information on each element of the project and registration for schools is included below:
- To encourage more young people to engage with sport and physical activity
- To create opportunities for young people to participate in curricular and extra-curricular activities
- To support the health and wellbeing of young people in Aberdeen
- To work with targeted groups who may face barriers to participation in sport and physical activity
- To provide schools with resources to deliver meaningful activities to young people
- To provide students in Aberdeen with the skills and opportunities to deliver activities for young people.
The project is made up of a number of elements for both primary and secondary school pupils in Aberdeen and more information on these is included below.
Aberdeen Youth Games
Primary School Youth Games
- Medal design competition
Pupils across all participating primary schools will be offered the chance to take part in the annual medal design competition where they can submit their own ideas they feel best embody the spirit and ethos of the Aberdeen Youth Games. The winner will have the opportunity to see their design being manufactured and the winning design will be given to all pupils participating in the Primary School Festival of Health at the end of the year!
- RGU Student Placement
All participating primary schools will be offered a six-week RGU Sport & Exercise placement student who will support the delivery of a variety of sport and physical activity underpinned by four key health and wellbeing outcomes; physical health, mental health, nutrition and personal care. Students will also help to support the delivery of extra-curricular clubs, festivals and other events across the school whilst on placement.
- NESCol Placement
Schools across Aberdeen will also be offered a NESCol HNC Sports Coaching Placement student group who will aim to develop extra-curricular opportunities as well as running competitions, festivals and events to help promote engagement with sport and physical activity.
- Festival of Health
The culmination of the project takes place with the Primary School Festival of Health which takes place at Aberdeen Sports Village. The festival will see Primary 4-5 pupils from across all participating schools in Aberdeen come together in a celebration of health and wellbeing, delivered through a variety of sports and activities. All schools who register for the project will be invited to participate in the event with free transport also provided to and from the venue.
Secondary School Youth Games
- RGU Sports Coaching Placement
All participating secondary schools will be offered an RGU Sports Coaching degree student who will support the delivery of curriculum time sport and physical activity underpinned by four key health and wellbeing outcomes; physical health, mental health, nutrition and personal care. The Students will also help to support the delivery of curriculum time Sport & physical activity, extra-curricular clubs, festivals and other events across the school whilst on placement.
- Festival of Sport
The secondary school project culminates in the Secondary School Festival of Sport which sees pupils from S1-3 from across Aberdeen come together in a celebration of sport and physical activity and interschool competition with the overall winners receiving the coveted Aberdeen Youth Games shield! All schools who register for the project will be invited to participate in the event which takes place at Aberdeen Sports Village.