The Alternative Academy is an innovative 12 week ‘extreme’ sports-based education programme aimed at reengaging young people (15-18 years old) who are currently, or at risk of becoming, disengaged from traditional forms of education.
During the 12 week, full time programme of activities, approx 50% of which are sport, participants develop their confidence, motivation and life skills, and are supported in moving on to a positive destination as well as healthy and active lives. Seven Academy programmes have been delivered over the last two years, engaging over 90 young people from the Aberdeen City and Shire area.
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