Kids zumba in school fundraiser


Strichen Primary School pupils and staff took part in a sponsored Zumbathon which was held in village’s Ritchie Hall on the last afternoon of term to raise funds for their school.

Angie Urquhart, a Zumba and ZumbAtomic instructor from Strichen came up with the idea alongside Mr Jenkins, headteacher of Strichen Primary School, as a way of saying thank you to the school for their support since she started ‘ZumbAtomic with Angie’.

There are more than 30 pupils who regularly attend her ZumbAtomic class held in the school every Friday afternoon.

Angie also works in partnership with Active Schools.

Tracey Siwek of Active Schools and a community officer, said: “We are delighted with the uptake of ZumbAtomic across the Active Schools network.

“It offers all children and young people the opportunity to participate in an energetic, vibrant and fun activity while raising confidence, self-esteem and physical activity levels.

“We have worked with Angie for a number of years and she offers high quality coaching, engaging the children and young people in the sport where they have the opportunity to express themselves with a pathway to continue their participation in ZumbAtomic from schools to clubs.”

Strichen School and Angie would like to say a huge thank you to Ruth Massie, the manager of the Co-op store in Strichen, who very kindly donated everyone with bottles of water and fresh fruit on the day.