Easter Sports School fighting fit

Easter Sports School fighting fit

Children at the University of Aberdeen Easter Sports School have been treated to an action-packed fortnight which has taken advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities at the new Aberdeen Sports Village.

Now in its 24th year, the Sport School, run by the University Sport and Exercise Team, offers children aged five to 14 an active and enjoyable alternative to an Easter break in front of the TV.

For the first time, the youngsters were able to take advantage of the vast range of facilities at Aberdeen Sports Village, as well as those at King’s College.

Despite some bad weather, the children took part in a wide range of activities including swimming, basketball, table-tennis, lacrosse, football and field games.

But it was the introduction of dance mats which proved the biggest hit as the children jumped, twisted and hopped their way to an energetic workout.

As well as trying out their own moves, they were treated to a guest appearance from Matthew Fryett the reigning Scottish dance mat champion.

Matthew, a current postgraduate student the University, was able to demonstrate how the experts do it – and the high standard which can be achieved with a lot of practice.

Sports School co-ordinator Lynsey Johnston said: “This the first time we have used our dance mats for Sports School and it has been a great success. The children really enjoyed it and picked up the skills very quickly.”

Bookings for Summer Sports School are now available via the online store https://www.store.abdn.ac.uk/events/default.asp?compid=1{RDhref+}ModuleID=2with dates running from July 5 to August 6.

For further information, please visit the Sport and Exercise Team website www.abdn.ac.uk/sportandexercise/