Active Schools was established in 2004 to work with schools & communities to help make sure children start active and stay active. The fundamental aim of Active Schools is to offer children and young people the opportunities and motivation to adopt active, healthy lifestyles, now and into adulthood.
Our goal is to provide more high-quality opportunities to participate in sport within schools. We also aim to ensure that these opportunities are well connected to and supported by other local, regional and national partners. Sportscotland works in partnership with the Dundee City Council and Leisure and Culture Dundee to invest in and support the Active Schools team, who work with primary, secondary and ASN schools in Dundee.
We work with Schools and Physical Education (PE) professionals to support the development of PE, Physical Activity and Sports (PEPAS), to encourage the development of more physically active children and young people. While our focus is sport, our activities connect to the wider play, dance, exercise and active living – we know that a joint effort is required to provide a range of high-quality opportunities that meet the needs all children and young people.