The Active Primary School Pilot Programme provides Co-ordinators to work with primary schools in order to increase the range and quality of opportunities for primary-aged children to become more physically active. It approaches these aims by providing relevant opportunities (play, sport and recreation, physical education, and active travel) both within and outwith the formal school curriculum.
At the core of the Programme are the APSPP Co-ordinators, who review physical activity in their cluster schools and then work with the school to promote opportunities for such activity. Their work encourages physical activity to feature in all primary schools’ development planning. The Co-ordinators work flexibly with their cluster schools to create pathways for young people to adopt a more physically active lifestyle.
The Programme emerged in response to the sportscotland Youth Sport Group’s discussion of Sport 21 (sportscotland, 2003) and the Youth Sport Strategy for Scotland (1996), and it adheres to the aims of Sport 21. The Programme takes a holistic approach to the potential of schools to influence the health and well being of young people by considering the wider life of the children beyond the classroom. Teachers, parents, the school board and members of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are all seen as having a potential role in the process. Where appropriate, partnerships with other agencies and health initiatives are also pursued. The APSPP also links closely with the TOP programmes and secondary school sport co-ordinators to help promote consistency, support and local guidance as well as creating a meaningful physical activity pathway from the primary to the secondary school.
Editor's comments - [ This report draws together the findings from a three-year evaluation of the Active Primary School Pilot Programme (APSPP) in Scotland. It assesses the progress of the Programme against its original aims, provides insights into the factors influencing its operation, and makes recommendations for the continuing development of the Programme. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>
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Reference : Lowden, K. Quinn, J. Kirk, S. (2004). Evaluation of the Active Primary School Pilot Programme. Edinburgh: Sportscotland
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