An Aberdeen sport charity has filled a new post in an effort to tackle the pupil attainment gap.
Active Schools Aberdeen was recently awarded funding to recruit a designated Active Schools Assistant at Kittybrewster Primary School.
The new role, which has been funded by Kittybrewster Primary’s pupil equity fund, has been filled by BSc sports and exercise science graduate Joanna Bell.
Her role will focus on helping close the pupil attainment gap by increasing participation levels in sport and physical activity of inactive and hard-to-reach groups of children across the city.
Graeme Dale, development manager for active communities at Sport Aberdeen, said: “Sport Aberdeen is committed to creating opportunities, inspiring people and changing lives.
“This new appointment will help ensure pupils from Kittybrewster School are being exposed to the best possible opportunities to participate in sports and physical activity from a young age.
“Joanna’s main focus will be to work with specific pupils to increase their participation and as a result positively impact on their attainment levels, thus helping to close the attainment gap.”