Play to Learn

Project Aim

The Active Young People (AYP) team are responsible for providing a variety of exciting sport and physical activity opportunities for young people aged between 5 and 16 years, as part of their school extra-curricular programmes and within their local communities.  AYP Swansea would like to see ‘every Child Hooked on Sport for Life’ and we have several projects to help achieve this across the City.


What does the project entail

Play to Learn

A resource which is aimed at 3-7 year olds.  It provides an introduction to the fundamental physical skills in a holistic way which is fun and engaging. The resource inspires young children through stories and themes which stimulate their imagination and encourages physical activity. The hard copy resource is also complemented by an interactive website which brings the characters from the resource to life via 3D animation.


What is required from the school?

- Commitment to the physical literacy philosophy and improving the quality of extra-curricular sport and physical activity.


- Commitment to provide information on sport and physical activity within the school to the AYP team, this information is valuable for future development of the programme and identify best practice to share amongst schools


- Arrange a meeting with the Active Young People Team

How do the pupils directly benefit?

The young people

- Taking part in lots of physical activities develops a child’s physical, cognitive, and social skills, impacting positively on their health and wellbeing. These programmes can help make a huge difference in starting them off and supporting them on their journey. Physical Literacy is therefore as important as numeracy and literacy.

Physical skill + Confidence + Motivation + Lots of Opportunities = Physical Literacy

- Opportunity for pupils to attend Dragon Sport festivals


- Signpost pupils to local activities (School – club link) and ensure lifelong participation


- Provide early leadership opportunities for pupils



- Support and guidance in the delivery of extra-curricular activities


- Training opportunities for staff and volunteers


- Access to equipment to aid activity within the school


- Access to a library of resources


- Evidence to support school commitment to health and well being


- Worthwhile sport and physical experiences in both curriculum and extra-curricular time


- Information on current trends and opportunities


- Support with the school sport survey process

Community Sport Clubs
- Increase in club memberships


- Opportunities to create school-club links


- Signposting opportunities


Contact information

Sarah McCoubrey

Senior Schools Sports Development Officer

07920 560172
01792 635414

Are there any ready-to-use resources available?


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01792 635414

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