5×60 is the maths question your teacher never asked you!
Pupils across Wales are experiencing a new dimension in the way sport and physical activity is delivered in secondary schools.
5×60 is changing the face of provision of sport in schools and transforming playing fields and sports halls into hubs of bustling activity from daybreak to nightfall.
Through its Climbing Higher vision, the Welsh Assembly Government has laid down the fitness gauntlet by setting the target of seeing 90% of children taking part in regular and frequent activity by 2020.
5×60 is rising to the challenge by helping to create the environment necessary for children to take part in extra curricular sport and physical activity on a regular basis.
Armed with a blank sheet of paper and a whole host of ideas, 5X60 officers speak to pupils before deciding on a programme of activities.
That way, the pupils get a say in what they would like to do whether it’s dodgeball, cheerleading or netball or other activities.
There are many activities to choose from to suit everyone. You might decide to get some fresh air and head for the Great Outdoors. Try mountain biking, hill walking and surfing.
Or you can stick to team sports such as football, cricket and netball or if you’d prefer, why not have a go at street dance, aerobics or table tennis.
5×60 provides schools with the opportunity to:
- Listen to the needs of young people by providing opportunities that they would like to participate in
- Be fully inclusive for all young people.
By getting involved in the 5×60 programme, young people will;
- Have ownership of the opportunities that they have selected
- Enjoy activity
- Help deliver and organise the activities
- Participate in lifelong activity in whatever form they enjoy.
Currently the 5×60 officers are working with the sport development teams to ensure the activities arranged are sustainable within the local community.
For more information about 5×60 please contact Gavin Lewis via the school office.