Children & Young People

As part of our 5-year plan our aim is for more children and young people to be active.  We recognise that we can't do this alone, and our role is to provide support to schools across the county to help us achieve this.

We know the importance of healthy development and believe that embedding a positive relationship with physical activity in our youngest leads to lifelong commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle.  We want to build on the great work already being done by many schools and provide support as and when needed.

Our offer is centred around supporting schools to embed physical activity and active travel into their ethos, and is captured in the following five key aims:

  • Help schools understand their current position with regard to physical activity, active travel and sport provision.
  • Provide access to a variety of extra-curricular physical activity, active travel initiatives and sport provision.
  • Develop skills and confidence in subject leadership in Physical Education.
  • Deliver relevant CPD, learning and networking opportunities.
  • Increase opportunities for participation in sport for less active and SEND children through a comprehensive School Games offer.

We offer specific support to the 251 Primary Schools, 21 Junior Schools and 37 Secondary Schools in Cumbria with their PE & School Sport helping to tackle the rising levels of inactivity in Cumbria through whole school approaches.

We are committed to providing opportunities for young people to get involved in sport and physical activity, not only as participants but also as coaches, leaders and volunteers.

How we can support

Kirsty Williamson is our CYP Development Officer and along with our team of county-wide Development and Project Officers is availabe to support schools with all these objectives and more.

The following highights the programmes specific to each of our aims and objectives:

  • Help schools understand their current position with regard to physical activity, active travel and sport provision.

  • Provide access to a variety of extra-curricular physical activity, active travel initiatives and sport provision.

  • Develop skills and confidence in subject leadership in Physical Education.

  • Deliver relevant CPD, learning and networking opportunities.

  • Increase opportunities for participation in sport for less active and SEND children through a comprehensive School Games offer.