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Care Day 2023 provides lots of fun through sports activities


On February 17, our Active Schools team organised an event to celebrate Care Day – inviting care experienced children and young people and their families to come together for an afternoon of fun and food.

The event took place at Get active @ Sheddocksley and had several young people in attendance from age 5 to 16 years. The attendees participated in different activities including football, badminton, basketball and other sports and games.  

One caregiver said: “This was an excellent event, and so handy. I wish there were more things like this!”

A young person said: “Thanks, I had fun and scored some good baskets too.”

The Active Schools team also attended Aberdeen City Council’s Care Day earlier the same week to show support and provide engaging sports and activities for young people to participate in.

Laura from local business articulate went along to ACC’s Care Day and gave young people the chance to try their hands at street art and graffiti using the materials provided.

At the end of the afternoon, each young person was given a care day gift box to take away with them to mark the occasion and these were well received.

Further information about the support available for care experienced young people through Sport Aberdeen’s Active Schools team can be accessed here.