Working in partnership, Active Schools Aberdeenshire and Banff Academy were able to train 8 new lifeguards.
A project was developed and undertaken to train some Banff Academy’s senior pupils and ready them for the new career in the sports sector.
Senior pupils volunteered with Active Schools and in return received NPLQ training.
The training was also linked to Banff Academy’s School Leaver Profile Skills which include:
All senior pupils achieved each of the above School Leaver Profile Skills and much more. Whilst volunteering the senior pupils delivered Playleader Training and an after-school club at each of the eight network schools including Aberchirder, Banff, Bracoden, Fordyce, Macduff, Ordiquhill, Portsoy and Whitehills.
The senior pupils with the mentorship of the Active Schools Coordinator managed to achieve some fantastic results:
Over terms 1 and 2 the senior pupils developed and grew as individuals. Some of their feedback gives a great insight into their many achievements.
We hope to run the project again next Academic year and with some adjustments, 2023-2024 will be even bigger and better.
If you want to get involved or just want more information, please contact Active Schools via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All volunteers will be required to be enrolled through our Aberdeenshire Council’s volunteer policy and pre-enrolment checks.