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Christmas Celebration Event Goes Down a Treat!


On December 14, our Active Schools team organised a Christmas celebration event, inviting care experienced children, young people and their families, as well as young carers and children with social workers to come together for an afternoon of festive fun.

The event took place at Get active @ Westburn and welcomed around 70 young people and their families along, with buses provided to and from the event by Sport Aberdeen. Guests enjoyed food, drink, arts and crafts, a climbing wall and a variety of games, activities and prizes.

A Kit for All stand was also at the event, providing a range of free preloved and recycled sportswear whilst some Active Schools Coordinators were in attendance to keep everyone active and having fun.

During what can be a challenging time of year, it was a brilliant opportunity for the children and their families to spend time together, meet other youngsters whilst also celebrating the festivities and their own personal achievements from the year.

At the end of the evening, each young person was given a gift and selection box to take away with them which were gratefully received.

Those in attendance were thrilled with the evening:

One parent said: “Thanks very much for the invite we loved our first time there and made a few friends. We would love to come back to more events.”

Another parent said: “We had a fantastic time and are very thankful for being able to join you.”
Whilst one parent stated: “It literally was the best festive party and both the kids and myself had a brilliant time and they were chuffed with their gift also.”

A young person who came along said: “Thank you! I had lots of fun and liked the art too.”
With another saying: “That was so good, made it almost to the top [of the tower].”

To find out more about the impactful work carried out through the SPACE (Supported Physical Activity for Care Experienced) programme, click here!