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.
5×60 Aims
Through the 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 and Carmarthenshire Leisure Vision of aim of ‘More People, More Active, More often’.

5×60 is rising to the challenge by helping to create the environment necessary for children to take part in extracurricular sport and physical activity on a regular basis.

5×60 provides schools with the opportunity to:

  • Be fully inclusive for all young people.
  • 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.

5×60 at St John Lloyd

The 5×60 schemes is in its 6th academic year at St John Lloyd school and has had a great response from the school pupils.

The scheme links with the PE department to increase the opportunity of sport and physical activity session that take place in the school.

5×60 sessions run lunchtime and after school and have even run activities during the school holidays…!
Sports Ambassadors

‘Every child hooked on sport for life’ is an aspiration for Sport Wales. To achieve this it is crucial that a young person centred approach is adopted.

The Young Ambassador Movement aims to empower and inspire young people to become role models and leaders through sport, by developing their confidence and skills in order to increase physical activity participation in others. This approach will empower young people to make their own decisions through consultation, leadership and ownership.

The Young Ambassador Movement is part of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics promise where Young Ambassadors are used to inspire change in others. This initiative recognises and reward committed young sports leaders in our schools and communities with further training and opportunities.

At St John Lloyd, the Young Ambassador Movement links in with the 5×60 Scheme, where the decision has been made to recruits Sports Ambassadors and Sports Apprentices. There are currently four Ambassadors from year 11 who will represent the school on a county level and the eight Apprentices from year 9 will help promote sport and be the voice of Sport in school.

The aim of the Sports Ambassador Groups in school, is look help promote sport that’s already going on in school, look for new ideas, revamp the lunchtime provision linking in with 5×60 scheme, help with events/games/ and help in the running of 5×60 sessions and develop their leadership skills.