Helping youngsters stay fit and active

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Sports and recreation facilities may be closed at the moment but young people are finding other ways to stay active, with the help of the LiveArgyll Active Schools team.

Even with this week’s return to school for children in P1 to P3 – and some older children in smaller schools – home-schooling may be here for many for a while yet, so LiveArgyll Active Schools has plenty of online ideas to have fun and get moving between lessons in the living room.

Active Schools is a national programme, in partnership with sportscotland, with the aim of providing opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity before, during and after school, and to develop effective pathways between schools and sports clubs in the community.

On the LiveArgyll website, the Active Schools team says: ‘While you are unable to attend school and take part in your normal school extra-curricular clubs, we are keen to support you being as active as possible.

‘The LiveArgyll Active Schools and Sport team realises the importance and benefits of physical activity for everyone, and wishes to provide every child with the opportunity to participate in the activities provided.

‘We have a variety of different lengths and intensities of activity, to suit the mood you are in.

‘Whether you’re looking for a quick “shake up” in between classes, or a longer workout at the beginning or end of the day – we’re here to help.’

Check it out by visiting the LiveArgyll website and searching ‘active schools’ or follow the team on Twitter (@ABActiveSchools). Activities for older pupils and adults are also available through the LiveArgyll Facebook page.