We are working with Coordinator Grant Allison (above) and the Glasgow Active Schools programme to help the most disadvantaged children in primary schools to participate in professionally supervised physical activities.

Grant Allison, Coordinator of Glasgow Active Schools programme

Charing Cross Rotary Club Active Schools Programme



To engage with children living areas of greatest deprivation. The programme caters for schools in the Charing Cross  area offering them extra-curricular physical activity sessions to  improve their health and wellbeing of children. Specialist trainers work with the most deprived children out of school hours.



1. In consultation with staff members, to discuss how the program is rolled out throughout the year. Activities are offered at breakfast, lunch time, and after school clubs.

2. Identify children within age groups who would benefit the most from the programme and prioritise club spaces.

3. Develop timetables to include these sessions each term into the extracurricular sports timetable.

4. Gather data from these sessions to determine the percentage of deprived children who are engaging with the clubs and the impact on the school's activity levels throughout the programme.


The children involved in the programme have had multiple opportunities over the year to participate in sport and physical activity. Internal the child's health and well-being has improved. This may also open options for children to join a club outside of school who may never have had an opportunity to do so in the past. Classroom behaviour and effort towards school work may also improve as the impact of this physical activity can help with mental health and attitude.

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Grant Allison, Coordinator of Glasgow Active Schools programme

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