Active Young People

5x60 News & Events


National:

Circus Rolls Into Town to Encourage Youngsters to Get Fit

Schoolchildren in Cardiff are abandoning video games and dvds as the circus rolls into Glynderw High School.

5 x 60 Continues to Get Full Marks

The summer term is in full swing - and as well as negotiating equations and swotting up on physics, increasing numbers of pupils across the nation are dusting off their trainers. Read More......

School Sport Scheme Takes A Further Giant Leap

As it celebrates its first anniversary, an innovative school sport scheme is celebrating reaching another significant milestone as it was announced that 50% of all secondary schools in Wales have signed up to the 5x60 programme. Read More...

Minister Steps Back Into The Playground To Tackle 5x60

Twelve months from the inception of the Welsh Assembly Government’s innovative 5x60 programme, Rhodri Glyn Thomas - the Minister responsible for sport - is stepping back into the playground to see how it is transforming the playing fields and sporting halls of secondary schools in North Wales into hubs of activity. Read More...

5x60 Scheme Unveils Its New Celebrity Ambassadors

As the school gates swing shut for the six-week summer period, Wales’ latest school sport and physical activity scheme is looking to gather extra momentum ahead of the September call-back as it unveils its latest crop of celebrity ambassadors. Read More...

Big Brother Stars Go Back To School To Unveil Sports Scheme

Welsh Big Brother 7 stars Glyn Wise and Imogen Thomas joined Sports Minister Alun Pugh AM as they stepped back into the playground to launch the Welsh Assembly Government's innovative new programme aimed at getting young people in Wales more active. Read More...

Revel With The Rebels

Wales' budding sports stars were today taking their health and fitness tips from the top when South Wales school children took to the courts at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff to revel in the plethora of activities on offer at the Coca Cola Rhondda Rebels Activity Day. Read more...

School Sports Scheme Gathers Momentum

Sports Minister Alun Pugh AM was today on hand in Rhyl to demonstrate how the Welsh Assembly Government’s latest programme aimed at getting secondary school pupils in Wales more active is reaching the dizzy heights of success. Read more...

Regional:

Swansea Schools Set to Dazzle with Dance Skills

Following the glittering 5x60 Dance Evolution festival in the Grand Theatre two weeks ago, local schools are now preparing to showcase their street dancing skills to the max at the Swansea Show in Singleton this weekend. Read more.....

Swansea: Gowerton School 5x60 Report

Gowerton School got the ball rolling two years ago as one of the 5x60 pilot projects across Wales. The programme at Gowerton allows pupils to enjoy activities which they might not have otherwise had the chance to experience. Read More...

Wrexham: Ysgol Clywedog Swimfit Sessions

Ysgol Clywedog in Wrexham has become the first secondary school in the UK to install a Swimfit poolside unit and will offer dedicated Swimfit sessions in a bid to increase the activity levels of its pupils. Read More...

Updates:

5x60 August 2008 Update