5×60 is a Welsh Government initiative aimed at getting kids active and hooked on sport for life. Our aim is to encourage you to complete 60 minutes of exercise 5 times a day by offering lunch time and after school clubs and competitions.
At Stanwell your 5×60 Officer is Sophie. Sophie provides a range of sports for you to try from Dodgeball to Street Dance but is always looking for new ideas. If there’s a sport you’d like to try, why not drop by with your suggestion or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in coaching? There are other ways to get involved in the 5×60 programme such at Active Young People (Yr 9-11), Young Ambassadors (Yr 10-13) and Coaches of the Future (Yr 12 & 13). For more information on how to get involved please see Sophie.
Active Young People are pupils in years 9-11 who give up some of their time to assist in sports sessions for younger pupils or the local community. These pupils can assist by coaching small parts of a sports session, setting up activities, taking registers, organising inter-form competitions and refereeing.
The scheme is open to sports minded year 9-11 pupils who have shown a commitment to sport. Active Young People Organisers courses are set up frequently throughout the year and offered to pupils in these year groups.
Pupils who attend the Active Young People Organisers course receive a certificate and a t-shirt after completing their voluntary coaching hours. They also receive mentoring and the opportunity to join the Coaches of the Future scheme in year 12.
After completing the course, pupils are required to complete 8 hour minimum coaching either within 5×60, a local primary school or a local sports club. However, 8 hours is the minimum to receive your certificate and t-shirt. All pupils are encouraged to complete as many hours as possible to enhance their coaching experience.
The Active Young People Organisers course is free to attend.
Young Ambassadors are split into two sections, Silver Young Ambassadors and Gold Young Ambassadors.
Silver Young Ambassadors are pupils in years 10-11 who give up some of their time to promote sports to younger pupils. These pupils can promote sport by speaking in assembly, setting up new clubs/competitions, handing out flyers and speaking on school radio. Each school has two Silver Young Ambassadors.
Gold Young Ambassadors are pupils in Year 12-13 who give up some of their time to promote sport to the whole of the Vale of Glamorgan. These pupils can promote sport by speaking in different school assemblies, speaking at sports conferences, writing press releases and assisting in organising Vale of Glamorgan events. There are two Gold Young Ambassadors for the Vale of Glamorgan.
The scheme is open to sports minded year 10-13 pupils who have shown a commitment to sport. These pupils should have an interest in promoting sport and encouraging more pupils to become more active.
Young Ambassadors are provided with regional training with other Young Ambassadors from Wales. This training helps them to think of ways to promote sport within their school and local authority. Young Ambassadors are provided with the chance to talk at and assist with sports events such as Sport Wales conferences. All Young Ambassadors also receive kit.
Young Ambassador places will be advertised during school assembly and those pupils interested in the scheme have to complete an application form. These applicants are then shortlisted and invited to attend an interview. Once selected, Young Ambassadors attend training with other local authorities and work closely with their 5×60 Officer to help encourage younger pupils to become more active.
Coaches of the Future is part of the Vale of Glamorgan’s Olympic legacy program to help inspire a generation of participants and coaches. The scheme is designed to give young people the opportunity to undertake and develop an involvement in Sports Leadership and Coaching.
The scheme is open to sports minded Year 12 pupils who have shown a commitment to sport. These pupils can apply for a place on the scheme by completing an application form and attending the open evening on the 2nd October (see 5×60 Officer for invite). Pupils who apply are then shortlisted by the Vale of Glamorgan Sports Development Team.
Pupils chosen to take part in the program will be provided with the opportunity to gain their Sports Leaders Level 2, First Aid, SCUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children, Disability & Inclusion Training, a National Governing Body Level 1, sports specific leadership awards, kit and a mentored coaching experience.
Due to the amount of time and money that is invested into supporting each of the pupils selected, there is a high level of commitment required by the pupils. Each pupil once on the scheme will have to complete a minimum of 10 hours coaching within 5×60 followed by 10 hours coaching within a local community club. They will also have to attend all training courses and complete log books.
Membership to the scheme is £60 which aids in the financial outlay of resources, kit and coaching courses. Obviously the main coat to you will be in the form of time.
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