Active Schools is an initiative to encourage physical activity and sport for all young people in Renfrewshire. It is designed to increase the number of quality opportunities available for school pupils to participate at recreational, competitive and community sport and physical activity. A team have been appointed with responsibility to put in place and drive forward a range of planned activities in both school and community settings. The objectives of the initiative are:
Why should clubs develop links with schools?
Establishing School–Club links gives young people the opportunity to continue participating in worthwhile sporting and physical activity throughout their lives. It allows youngsters to make the most of their experiences in both settings, to try out new sports, feel comfortable in a club setting and as a result makes them more likely to continue participating once they leave school.
Schools and clubs can work together to promote local sporting opportunities much more effectively. Most communities do not know what clubs are in their area - personal contact is the best ways to promote your club. Youngsters are more likely to get involved if they know what they’re dealing with– if they have already seen club coaches in the familiar surroundings of their school they are more likely to attend the club
The benefits of developing a school–club link
Creating partnerships between schools and clubs helps to create continuity between school sports and sport in the wider community.
Benefits for the school:
Benefits for the club:
Throughout each school year pupils will have the opportunity to attend extracurricular clubs organised by the sports services team. At the end of each term a series of festivals will occur allowing pupils the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned. Our festivals range from 50 – 150 pupils depending on the sport and are staffed by our qualified volunteers. Festivals are scheduled for October, December, March and June and will involve sports such as Badminton, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Netball and Tennis.
Throughout the year the Sport Services Team hosts events that allow the pupils of Renfrewshire the chance to compete regionally against pupils from other schools.