Active Young People Programme

The Active Young People programme is delivered by the Sports Development Team, encompassing the 5x60 Scheme.

 

The Active Young People Programme aims to increase the number of children and young people involved in sport and physical activity. Health guidelines recommend children and young people (5-19 years) should engage in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity for an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week. This can include all forms of activity such as physical education, active travel (e.g. walking, cycling, scooting), after-school activities, play and sports.

 

We work with a range of partners to ensure there is a variety of appropriate and enjoyable sport and physical activity opportunities available across the Vale of Glamorgan for children and young people, both within extra-curricular and community settings through the Active Young people programme.    

 

We use data and research including the school sport survey results to make sure we are targeting our limited resources where they are most needed.

 

 

Work in Schools

We work with schools across the Vale of Glamorgan. 

 

  • Pre-schools
     

    Working in partnership with Healthy and Sustainable pre-schools and other organisations to develop skills and confidence to promote lifelong involvement in physical activity.

     

     To find out more contact: 

     

  • Primary Schools  
    Opportunities for leadership training for primary age children though projects such as Playmakers and Young Ambassadors.  Playmakers supports primary pupils in years 5/6 to give pupils the skills and knowledge to be able to assist in leading games and physical activities at break / lunch-times in schools. The course is delivered over a school day and used to encourage younger pupils to be more active. It can also be used to target specific pupils who would benefit from participating in activity.

     

    Support development of new extra-curricular projects to increase physical activity / sports opportunities through Active Young people Funding stream.  

     

    Organise/facilitate courses for teachers, LSAs and parent volunteers etc to support them in delivering activities within the extra-curricular programme.

     

    To find out more contact the relevant Cluster Healthy Living Officer 

  • Secondary Schools 
    We work with secondary schools and pupils to encourage young people to become more active, more often.  This may be through external organisations / local sports clubs delivering sessions or leadership training such as Young Ambassadors, Sports Leadership training and Coaches of the Future to encourage more peer led activity.

          

     To find out more contact the relevant Cluster Healthy Living Officer 

  • Festivals and Active Schools Challenges
    We arrange a variety of festivals and active schools challenges throughout the school year.  These include the Daily Mile Challenge, Multi Sports Events, Sport and Physical Activity Competitions and Online challenges.

     

     To find out more contact: 

     

  • Clubs 

    We work with our local clubs to build school club links to insure a smooth pathways from school activities to club.  Many of our clubs work with us and deliver taster sessions within our schools.  Many also deliver at our events and festivals.  

     

    We also support clubs to access funding opportunities and coach development opportunities to help provide an environment appropriate to young people.  

     

    To find out more contact your relevant cluster officer 

  • School Sport Survey 
  • Free Swim 
    Free swim is available within the Vale of Glamorgan for under 16's at certain times of the year.

     

     To find out more contact:

     

 

Contact Us

Each Officer within the Sports Development Team is responsible for a specified area of the Vale, which encompasses the primary schools, secondary schools, clubs and organisations within that area:

 

Barry and Wenvoe cluster - Angela Stevens

 

Eastern Vale  - Penarth, Sully, Dinas, Llandough - Gareth East

 

Western Vale – Llantwit Major, Rhoose and St Athan - Lucy Mitchell

 

Western Vale – Cowbridge and outlying areas - Ben Davies-Thompson

 

Senior Healthy Living Officer - Rachel Shepherd

 

Principal Healthy Living Officer - Karen Davies