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AFCCT Rising Star

May 7, 2021 4:44 pm Author: Aberdeen FC Media Team


To support pupils learning from home or in their school hub, AFCCT provided DONline learning resources to Primary and Secondary pupils across the North-East.

Working closely with our Partner Schools, we launched the ‘Rising Star’ competition to help increase pupil’s engagement with online learning. The ‘Rising Star’ competition set out new challenges each week, focusing on physical and mental wellbeing, for each challenge completed pupils earned ‘stars’ for their school. Competing against other Partner Schools, every star earned by pupils went towards their school total in a bid to become AFCCT’s top Rising Star!

As well as competing for their school, pupils also had the opportunity to earn individual prizes such as Young Achiever of the Month Award, Official Aberdeen FC Home & Away tops, or a football.

Congratulations to Manor Park School, Aberdeen City, and King Edward School, Aberdeenshire, who are our Rising Star competition winners! Through the consistent hard work of their pupils, they managed to collect the most stars and rise to the top of the leader board.

Massive well done to all schools involved.

“The Rising Star Challenges provided by AFCCT throughout lockdown have been motivational, engaging and fun for the children!  It has been great for the children to still interact with their coach in our online classroom ‘Rollo’s Rascals’ and the work has touched on some very important aspect of our Health and Wellbeing curriculum – resilience, emotional intelligence, positivity and empathy.  The children were enthusiastic to earn stars for our school and the videos of the physical challenges were fantastic to watch.  We look forward to our coach being able to come back to school as soon as this is allowed!” – King Edward School

“The AFC challenges went down really well in the school hub. The children enjoyed trying new things and working to improve their scores either competing with themselves or others. The wellbeing/reflective aspect was also a nice touch helping them see some positives in a very strange and challenging time. Great work!” – Manor Park School

“Those who participated have enjoyed the challenges and challenging themselves to keep improving.” – Lochpots School

“This brought a bit of variety to the pupil’s school day and Brian was great in getting all the pupils in the Hubs and groups he took to get involved during the school day even during lunchtimes. He even managed to get the P1-P3 Hub involved in the physical activity tasks, they loved the ball in the bucket task. A good bit of fun with a bit of learning mixed in.” – Heathryburn Primary School