Active Young People

In the Zone 2

The popularity of In the Zone has prompted demand for better utilisation of school grounds in order to promote physical activity during the lunchtime break.

In the zone (e-w)

With reference to 5x60, officers are working with secondary schools to increase physical activity provision. Where children access the school bus service, the lunch time provides an ideal opportunity to engage in activity.

The project has two main elements:

  • A workshop designed for a member of senior management team and the 5x60 officer. The workshop will explore how this work cuts across a range of school agendas, development through the whole school, planning for development, getting started and examples from schools across the country.
  • There will be a leadership module that will address leadership on the playground. The module should ideally be built into Sports Leaders and will explore the role of the playground leader including, the use of equipment lending schemes, working as a team, engaging the disengaged, keeping the playground alive. Resource cards will accompany this module.

In addition, case studies and additional information will be posted onto a website.

The project will be promoted to schools through the AYP meeting structure. Schools will apply through the 5x60 line manager.