Perth and Kinross has a network of Active Schools Co-ordinators who work together with schools, parents and communities to offer children and young people the opportunities and motivation to adopt active, healthy lifestyles, now and into adulthood.
Linking schools and communities
Enabling the creation of pathways from schools to sports clubs in the wider community is essential, and Active Schools staff aim to work in partnership with community sports and physical activity clubs to strengthen these pathways so that children and young people can participate regularly in local clubs. For example, Active Schools staff support our local sports clubs to achieve the first level of the Perth and Kinross Accredited Club Excellence Scheme. They also facilitate club 'taster' sessions for children and young people and events in schools to help promote sports clubs.
Out of school hours activities
Active Schools staff are responsible for developing and supporting volunteer led, sustainable physical activity and sport opportunities that take place out with school hours, both within the school and wider community.