A ‘wheelie’ good health week for Aboyne pupils


Aboyne Primary hopped on their bikes and got green-fingered as part of Health Week and Eco Fest at the school from June 16-20.

This year’s Heatlh and Wellbeing Week saw Bike Week introduced to the programme of activities.

Pupils had their bikes looked over by the Bike Doctor, checking them for roadworthiness and carrying out minor repairs. Jon Entwistle of enthdgree said: “It was great to have so many pupils and parents drop in for advice and help with repairing bikes.”

Pupils were encouraged to cycle to school each day and were awarded a raffle ticket for participating. On Friday June 20 the Bike week raffle was drawn with prizes including cycling goodies, a bike bag, service voucher and a gift voucher from Cyclehighlands in Ballater.

Monday, June 16, saw a few P7 mountain bikers head for Glen Tanar after school for a 23km mountain bike round trip around The Strone.

Not wanting to be left out the pupils in all four nurseries joined in the fun with ‘Balanceability’. Activities on balance bikes took place from the Wiggly Slalom Snake, to gliding down a grassy hill and the bike obstacle course.

On June 20, Aboyne Primary celebrated their second Eco-Fest, with the help of parent Eco-Warriors. Activity options included weeding of planters, litter picking, mini-beast hunting, pictorial orienteering and the creation of tyre planters. The day ended with a whole school community BBQ, with both parents and staff invited.