Active schools need you to help get ‘more children, more active, more often’!
Active Schools is a Scottish Executive initiative, joint funded by sportscotland and the local authority, with the aim of increasing the activity levels of children by enabling the provision of high-quality, safe and sustainable physical activity opportunities for all pupils. The Active Schools team will provide these opportunities during the formal, informal and extended curriculum as well as in the wider community. The remit of the program is wide and includes all forms of activity: sport at the grass-roots level, active travel, outdoor adventure and the active arts.
The key objectives of the program are:
- To get children to be physically active for one hour a day, making ‘more children, more active, more often’.
- To develop sustainable pathways and opportunities for children to develop their interests and potential.
- To develop fully inclusive programmes so that every child in every school has access to physical activity and sporting opportunity.
Carol Stuart is the Active Schools Coordinator for the Speyside area and covers all primary and secondary schools in this area.
There are many training opportunities for parents and members of the community to gain a sporting qualification (see the PE, Physical Activity & Sport Training Course List below) . For more information please contact Carol Stuart.