Another established Sky Sports ‘Living for Sport’ school, Mintlaw Academy decided to celebrate their fifth year of involvement with the scheme by doing something completely different and much more ambitious than in previous years.
Their ‘Across All Ages’ project group were tasked with delivering a Youth Sports Club to local primary schools to develop their leadership, teamwork and organisational skills. Taking full control of setting up, delivering and monitoring the project over 12 weeks, the students did everything from preparing coaching sessions to ensuring parents were there to collect the primary school pupils after each week’s activity.
Donna Hutchison from Quensh HSEQ Specialists commented; “As part of our ongoing commitment to the next generation, Quensh have ties with Mintlaw Academy, in particular with their “Across All Ages” project. An opportunity came up to sponsor the team’s track suits which Quensh happily invested in and were definitely appreciated by the academy. It was also a good excuse to get together for some team photos!”
In addition to the work they did for local primary schools, eight of the project group also got involved in the council’s ‘Golden Games’, which encourages those over 60 years of age to get active. The students delivered sports activities for more than 600 elderly people in venues across the Aberdeen area, yet again showing their fantastic leadership skills and drive for inspiring the local community.