Oyne Primary School heads into an especially “Active” year with help of local business

Pupils at Oyne Primary School are set for a very special year of sport and physical activity after a generous donation from local business, Logie Country House. 

Set on the banks of the River Ury a few miles north of Inverurie, Logie Country House is one of the country’s top wedding locations.

Owners Tim and Stef Erbe donated after hearing about the Active Schools programme and the potential to create a unique and localised programme of activities at the school.

Active Schools, in partnership with Oyne Primary, has now set about creating a special programme of events and activities leading up to summer 2020 and this has already started, with a group of pupils visiting Logie Country House to thank Tim and Stef for their donation. 

The visit also gave the pupils a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes as the venue prepared for a wedding the following day, and with many of the pupils living in the area it also provided a glimpse into potential employment or career opportunities for the future.

Active Schools Lead Coordinator for Central Aberdeenshire, Malcolm Grant, welcomed the support from a local business.

“Our key aim, in partnership with local schools and sportscotland is to increase opportunities for high quality physical activity before school, at lunchtime and after school and with the support of Logie Country House we are already seeing that taking place with jogging and skipping sessions underway this term and some really exciting activities in the pipeline,” he said.

“The trip was also an opportunity for the pupils to learn more about a successful local business, with a presentation and quiz on marketing, entrepreneurship, communication, organisational skills and responsibility, linking sport and physical activity with a local business and an early insight into career options from one of the most successful wedding venues in the country.”

If you’re a business who would like to support your local school develop an Active Schools programme in a similar way contact: activeschools@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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