Active Schools

Please note that in line with Council guidance extra-curricular clubs – including Active Schools Clubs and Parent Council Clubs – are not able to take place currently due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions.

JGHS Cluster Active Schools Co-ordinator

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Sciennes Parent Council Clubs

Sciennes Parent Council

Active Schools in JGHS Cluster (South East)

The Active Schools Edinburgh team consists of 16 primary, 23 secondary and two special educational needs co-ordinators. Our new Active Schools Co-ordinator is Eliot Ambrose who joined JGHS Cluster in August 2017 and aims to increase the range of quality opportunities for pupils to become physically active through a wide range of extra-curricular programmes.
Eliot works with Sciennes and within James Gillespies’ High School Cluster to offer all children the opportunities and motivation to adopt active, healthy lifestyles, now and into adulthood. Throughout the year a wide range of sports festivals and competitions also take place through Active Schools and the Sport Development Officers. Many of our pupils represent their school and city in national and international competitions.
Eliot maintains established links with local clubs and community groups to enhance the range of sporting opportunities available and give our children the opportunity to become involved and develop their potential in specific sports. For talented young sportspeople there are opportunities to join in City of Edinburgh Sports Academy programmes which develop football, cricket, cycling and badminton.


Active Schools in Scotland

sportscotland works in partnership with all 32 local authorities to invest in and support the Active Schools Network. The Network consists of over 400 managers and coordinators dedicated to developing and supporting the delivery of quality sporting opportunities for children and young people.

Active Schools aims to provide more and higher quality opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity before school, during lunchtime and after school, and to develop effective pathways between schools and sports clubs in the local community.

Active Schools has worked with schools for over 10 years providing opportunities for children and young people to get involved, and stay involved, in sport and will continue to make a significant contribution to a world class sporting system in Scotland.

Active Schools Initiative

The booklet below gives a clear overview of Active Schools:

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Edinburgh Leisure

Edinburgh Leisure

Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS)