Get Ready For Sport

Get Ready For Sport is a health and wellbeing programme which aims to raise the attainment gap in kids from primary 1 through to primary 3, encouraging them to get active and learn about their own health and fitness. Its key aims are to:

  • Advance motor skills
  • Improve hand eye coordination
  • Encourage teamwork
  • Grow confidence
  • Establish positive attitudes

The project has been a particular success with pupils who find it difficult to learn under conventional circumstances by using physical activity sessions to engage with them.

Over eight weeks, children spend 50 minutes a week taking part in a fun physical activity, playing structured games, followed by a 10 minute workshop and group discussion on the importance of healthy lifestyles.

Research shows that young people who take part in sports from an earlier age are more likely to understand the importance of exercising and continue to take part in physical activity as they get older.  Get Ready For Sport therefore helps to create healthier futures for the next generation by developing good habits and health awareness from an early age.

Last season we delivered Get Ready For Sport to:

  • 97 schools
  • 198 classes
  • Over 2,400 pupils

100% of teachers surveyed after the course said they would recommend it to other schools.

The programme was designed in line with Curriculum for Excellence and has received plaudits from schools, teachers, children and politicians, including the former Minister for Public Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell, who visited the pilot project at Craigton Primary School in 2018.

If your school is interested in purchasing a programme package, please contact our Community Programmes Manager Jordan Boyd for more information via email on:

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