Active Schools work in partnership with schools to get primary and secondary pupils more active by providing exciting opportunities in a variety of sports, dance and fitness activities. These activities are offered before school, at lunchtimes and afterschool, in the evening and at weekends in schools, community leisure facilities and at local sports clubs.
Active Schools promote and support a number of activities that are linked to high profile events including the London 2012 Olympics, The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the 2014 Ryder Cup. This includes ClubGolf and Young Ambassadors:
The ClubGolf programme was launched in 2003 to fulfil the Scottish Government's promise to provide every child in Scotland with an opportunity to experience golf, part of Scotland's commitment to the game which formed part of the successful bid to host the 2014 Ryder Cup.
ClubGolf offers children a structured programme which supports their early development as golfers. ClubGolf is targeted at children in Primary 5 and involves teacher led activity as well as activity in golf clubs and other facilities. ClubGolf is a partnership between the Scottish Golf Union, Scottish Ladies Golfing Association, Professional Golf Association, Golf Foundation and sportscotland.
Young Ambassadors is a programme for young people in school between the ages of 14 and 17. Their role is to motivate and inspire other young people from primary and secondary schools across Scotland to get involved in sport and to generate enthusiasm for major games.
Each High School cluster in South Lanarkshire has an Active Schools Coordinator who links with the schools. Click to find out who is your Active Schools Coordinator.