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Active Schools

Active Schools West Lothian create opportunities for children and young people to participate in sport before and after school, during lunch time and at the weekends.

sportscotland work in partnership with local authorities across Scotland to invest in and support the Active Schools Network of managers and Active Schools Coordinators who work with primary, secondary and additional support needs schools across Scotland.

Active Schools aim to provide more and higher quality opportunities for children to participate in school sport and to increase capacity through the recruitment of volunteers who deliver the activity sessions.

The Active Schools Network works together with organisations and individuals including PE staff and Sport Development Officers to provide a wide range of opportunities connected to physical education, school sport and club sport.

Active Schools also assists with the transition from school sport into club sport by working closely with clubs to highlight the opportunities that exist in the local community.  This integrated way of working creates and develops pathways into sport and encourages longer term participation.

There are two national outcomes that all Active Schools teams work towards. These are:

  •  Increased number of children and young people participating in school and community sport.
  • Increased capacity though the recruitment, retention and development of a network of volunteers to deliver sport in schools and the wider community.

For more information on activities taking place in West Lothian schools and communities, please visit Active West Lothian