Youngsters enjoy Rotary KidsOut day

Ruth Hickling, manager of Maud's Owl and Pussycat Centre, with one of her display owls.
Ruth Hickling, manager of Maud's Owl and Pussycat Centre, with one of her display owls.

Children with additional support needs from 35 North-east primary schools enjoyed a day out of school when they attended the Rotary KidsOut Aberdeen event at SRUC Craibstone.

A total of 17 Rotary clubs from across City and Shire organised a range of activities last Wednesday to entertain nearly 600 pupils and put smiles on their faces.

The event gave the youngsters an opportunity to ride on a horse with appropriate support, walk on a rope bridge and jump on bouncy castles as well as get their faces painted, take a pony and trap ride and train ride around a small circuit.

They also had the chance to step into the cabin of a fire engine and inspect a police car and van.

The boys and girls watched a display of magic and a puppet show and were excited by activities devised by Satrosphere.

They were also shown small animals and owls.

After lunch in the Craibstone campus dining hall, they were able to burn off more energy at when they attended a disco before boarding their buses and taxis for the trip back to school.

One of the organisers said: “The fun-packed activities challenge the children and it is an adventurous day out that they enjoy and remember for a long time.”