Pupils fighting fit thanks to Active Schools

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Sportscotland’s latest data shows Active Schools has gone from strength to strength.

In the past year, Argyll and Bute Council ran 138,702 participant sessions and 5,362 individual children and young people took part in a range of sports and physical activities.

There has been a two per cent increase overall in the percentage of the school roll now participating in Active Schools sessions nationally, and a six per cent increase in the number of activity sessions, 8,096 of those were in Argyll and Bute.

Active Schools, one of sportscotland’s longest running flagship programmes, is designed to provide more and higher quality opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity before school, during lunchtime and after school.

Andrew Nisbet, chair of LiveArgyll said: ‘I am very pleased to see so many of our young people enjoying the sporting opportunities that our Active Schools team offers.

‘This wouldn’t be possible without the support of the council’s Education Service, wider partners and our network of dedicated volunteers.

We’re totally committed to providing the best opportunities and facilities for children to have an active and healthy lifestyle.’