Information about Active Schools
Active Schools is a national programme, funded and supported by sportscotland. Active Schools aims to give young people more opportunities to get involved in sport and physical activity while they are at school. The goal is to get more children, more active, more often. You can find more information about Active Schools in the city on the Council website: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20159/sport/495/active_schools
A key role of Active Schools is to support a programme of extra-curricular activities at every school. Classes run before school, at lunchtime and after school. Programmes are updated each term and full details are available from your Active Schools Co-ordinator or school.
Coaching and Volunteering Opportunities
If you are a parent, staff member, senior pupil, coach or student and think you can help get more children, more active, more often then we would like to hear from you. You do not have to sign all your free time away, every little bit helps! Please do get in contact to discuss how you would like to get involved.
At Active Schools we are keen that young p
eople continue with the sports and activities outwith school. The next step is to join a local community club, and we can help make this as easy as possible. Please contact your Active Schools Co-ordinator or speak to your coach/tutor for more information.
BHS Ski Club – Development Group:
The school Ski Club is pleased to be starting a second training group, which will help skiers develop their potential to race for the school in future. The development group is open to pupils in all year groups who have achieved at least a Hillend Certificate Level 4 or equivalent and want to improve their skiing. (Please note, if there is more interest than places available then priority will be given to higher ability skiers). The sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 4.45pm to 6.15pm at Hillend Ski Centre, initially for a 7-week block starting on 22nd February and finishing on 5th April. The cost is £68.21 for 7 weeks (subsidised places are available). If any pupils would like to join the group please email BmuirSkiClub@hotmail.com for more details, by Tuesday 8th February at the latest.
I am your Active Schools Co-ordinator, covering the Boroughmuir Cluster – Boroughmuir High School, Bruntsfield Primary School, Buckstone Primary School and South Morningside Primary School.
My contact details are as follow:
Tony Segall: 07884 244362 / Tony.Segall@ea.edin.sch.uk
I look forward to hearing from you!