Get Ready 4 Sport
Get Ready 4 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.
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 games designed to improve their basic motor skills, 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 4 Sport therefore helps to create healthier futures for the next generation by developing good habits and health awareness from an early age.
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.