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Introducing the Active Young People Team!

We've had a busy winter working with schools and local communities all over Swansea to make sure there is ample opportunity for young people in Swansea to stay active.

As a team we work with the early year's right up to young adults. Our mission is to listen to young people in our schools and communities, and tap into their imagination to create opportunities for fun, sport and recreation.

AYP Balance Bikes
For our youngest members of the community we place play, movement and fun at the heart of all we do. Throughout the city, nurseries and early years settings have seen our team of coaches rolling up their sleeves and providing movement skills sessions throughout the school day, which have been all about fun and participation, where the children have learnt valuable physical literacy skills at the same time.

 

Our balance bike sessions have taken off like a storm this year. Our qualified coaches Adam, Nathan and Charlie have been seen out and about in numerous communities providing bikes and activities for a first real taste of cycling. These sessions are the first stage to helping children gain the balance and co-ordination to ride a bike, a skill that will help Swansea become a city of cyclers and give children a valuable skills for life.

 

Sport and Health Young Ambassadors training
We have also seen a great uptake in our Bronze Young Ambassadors (YA) recruitment where 66 budding new sports leaders attended our training at the LC in October. These enthusiastic primary school pupils will support physical activity and the help encourage others to get active in their schools. Many Thanks to the teachers who are supporting this scheme, we couldn't do it without you!

Following in their footsteps our Bronze + YA's attended training in January. These pupils are about to kickstart projects and initiatives throughout our Secondary schools in Swansea.

 

Sport and Health Young Ambassadors
We have seen fantastic engagement in Maes Derw School where the school staff have embraced physical activity to help pupils with anxiety, mental health and behavioural issues. The pupils have really enjoyed the games and activities from the AYP team which led to the teachers also getting involved in physical activity sessions to increase wellbeing for the whole school!

With these projects and more it has been a great return to sport for schools and communities across the city. We have seen run, throw Festivals in primary schools, physical literacy training for teachers, community hubs being set up for balance bike and dodgeball sessions, Us Girls camps, Streetgames sessions and much more . 

We hope to see you soon at one of our activities, and if you don't already, keep up to date by signing up to our Sport and Health mailing list (opens new window) and following us on social media on Facebook (opens new window) and Twitter (opens new window) to be the first to hear our news and find out more about The Active Young People Team.

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