The Active Young People (AYP) team are responsible for providing a variety of exciting sport and physical activity opportunities for young people aged between 5 and 16 years, as part of their school extra-curricular programmes and within their local communities.
AYP Swansea would like to see ‘every Child Hooked on Sport for Life’ and we have several projects to help achieve this across the City.
What does the project entail
Bronze Young Ambassadors
Who are they?
- Pupils in Years 5&6
- At least 2 per Primary school
- Champions of PE & School sport in their primary school
- The team leaders of other sports leaders in the school
- Become part of the 'sports crew' when they get to year 7 to support Silver YA's
What do they do?
- Deliver the YA outcomes in their Primary Schools
- Work with the teachers to organise events for the school
- Lead and organise playground activities for Years 1-6
- Form part of the school council to deliver the YA outcomes
- Become 'school sport reporters' showcasing the good work they are doing
- Promote sport within the school via newsletters and film
- Support older leaders to deliver sessions in schools and communities
- Present results of School Sport Survey to rest of school
Bronze Young Ambassadors are provided with training from the AYP team, there are two training opportunities per year in which pupils will gain a Young Sports Leaders qualification.
What is required from the school?
- Arrange a meeting with the Active Young People team
- Attendance at BYA training
- Commitment to the physical literacy philosophy and improving the quality of extra-curricular sport and physical activity.
- Commitment to provide information on sport and physical activity within the school to the AYP team, this information is valuable for future development of the programme and identify best practice to share amongst schools.
How do the pupils directly benefit?
The young people
- Taking part in lots of physical activities develops a child’s physical, cognitive, and social skills, impacting positively on their health and wellbeing. These programmes can help make a huge difference in starting them off and supporting them on their journey. Physical Literacy is therefore as important as numeracy and literacy.
Physical skill + Confidence + Motivation + Lots of Opportunities = Physical Literacy
- Opportunity for pupils to attend Dragon Sport festivals
- Signpost pupils to local activities (School – club link)
and ensure lifelong participation
- Provide early leadership opportunities for pupils
- Support and guidance in the delivery of extra-curricular activities
- Training opportunities for staff and volunteers
- Access to equipment to aid activity within the school
- Access to a library of resources
- Evidence to support school commitment to health and well being
- Worthwhile sport and physical experiences in both curriculum and extra-curricular time
- Information on current trends and opportunities
- Support with the school sport survey process
Community Sport Clubs
- Increase in club memberships
- Opportunities to create school-club links
- Signposting opportunities
Senior Schools Sports Development Officer
Are there any ready-to-use resources available?
For any queries, regarding the Edunet site, contact Emily Marchant on E.K.Marchant@swansea.ac.uk