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Active Schools has a key remit to provide opportunities for secondary school pupils to become leaders, gain qualifications and get involved in volunteering.


Young Ambassadors

Young Ambassadors is a sportscotland programme for young people in school between the ages of 14 and 17.  Their role is to motivate and inspire other young people from primary and secondary schools across Scotland to get involved in sport within their schools.

Every secondary school in West Dunbartonshire selects 2 Young Ambassadors who aim to promote and increase physical activity within their school. They work closely with their Active Schools Coordinator and P.E Department to organise competitions and festivals, create new or develop current extra-curricular clubs and in turn, increase participation.

Visit the Sportscotland website for more information on the Young Ambassadors programme.


Dance Leaders

Active Schools work in partnership with Y-Dance, the national dance organisation for young people in Scotland, to deliver the YDance Active programme.

YDance Active is part of the sportscotland Active Girls programme and supports girls in both school and community settings to become more physically active through dance.

The project has two strands: A youth training programme to train dance leaders who can increase and promote opportunities for dance and champion dance in their local area. The second strand focuses on workforce development to create more dance opportunities for teenage girls and support YDance Active trained dance leaders in their school and community.

Since the programme began in 2012, YDance Active has worked with over 8500 teenage girls across 27 Scottish authorities (figures correct as of April, 2015).

In West Dunbartonshire, we have a network of Dance Leaders across our secondary schools who assist with extra-curricular dance clubs within their own schools and in the cluster primary schools.

Visit the YDance website for more information and the YDance Active programme.