The Sport Wales 5X60 programme intends to make significant inroads into the Welsh Government target of 90% of secondary pupils achieving 60 minutes of physical activity five times a week by 2020. The scheme gets its name from a key target of the Welsh Assembly Government's Climbing Higher strategy – the target being for pupils to take part in 5, 60 minute physical activity sessions every week.
Objectives of the scheme:
- To increase the percentage of children taking part in extra-curricular sport and physical activity on a regular basis.
- To use innovative ways of promoting activities to children who do not normally participate in physical activity.
- To improve pupils' attitude towards PE and school sport, school and learning.
- To develop young people as active leaders and citizens.
- To develop partnerships with other local community clubs.
- To recruit and support teachers, parents, senior pupils and other volunteers.
How will this be done?
- 5x60 officers are based in local secondary schools
- 5x60 officers consult with pupils to timetable a suitable programme of extra curricular activities to meet the pupils' needs.
What's happening now?
The 5x60 scheme is operational in ALL Ceredigion Comprehensive Schools.
Within Ceredigion there are four 5x60 officers working in Penweddig, Penglais, Tregaron, Lampeter, Aberaeron, Dyffryn Teifi and Cardigan Comprehensives.
How can I find out more?
For further general information please contact:
Bryn Evans, Active Young People Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org or (01970) 633695
For enquiries relating to specific schools please contact:
For access to the new 5x60 website, click here.