On the 18th of January, the Inch By Inch For Scotland team travelled up to Aberdeen to hold a roadshow at St. Machar Academy for the whole S1 class.
The day kicked off with our ambassador, Alistair McIntyre, giving the pupils an introduction to our campaign where he showed them a selection of recipe and exercises videos that they can follow themselves, whilst talking with the pupils about the importance of making healthy changes in their lives. He then highlighted the work of the StreetSport initiative in Aberdeen which delivers a number of free programmes across the City to try and combat issues in the community through sport and creative activities and encouraged the pupils to get involved and take advantage of the free programmes in their area from the ‘Yes Ball Games’ campaign to StreetMake.
Alistair then introduced a representative, Linzi Harrow, from the Transition Extreme programme in Aberdeen, offering youth and community programmes aimed at getting young people involved in sports including rock climbing and skateboarding. Linzi highlighted the work that Transition Extreme do in Aberdeen and invited the pupils to get involved in their programmes.
Next up was our presenter Jordan, who spoke to the pupils about his own experiences of growing up and going to school, as well as the importance of sticking on the right path, whilst taking questions from the pupils.
The roadshow then finished off with the pupils taking part in our Hula Hoop Challenge before lunch where the school cooks served up our ‘No Nonsense Noodles’ recipe for the whole school to try which went down a treat!
If you would like an Inch By Inch For Scotland roadshow to come to your area, don’t hesitate to get in touch!