A CASE STUDY INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL/CLUB LINKS IN CEREDIGION, WEST WALES
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
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The purpose of the case study is to critically analyse the provision of school/club links within Ceredigion, West Wales. The study investigates the effectiveness of the partnership between local community clubs and the schools in providing the pupils with opportunities to participate in high quality physical activity. The study also examines partnership between the school and the '5x60' officer in providing additional extra-curricular activities to the school pupils. The UK and the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) targets are identified within the literature review in order to assess the schools approach in achieving the targets set out in strategy document, with a focus on 'Climbing Higher'. In order to gather information, semi-structured interviewed were conducted with n=4 which included Head of PE departments and a '5x60' officer within Ceredigion. The findings of the research identified that there are a number of extra-curricular clubs offering a wide variety of activities to school children which results in a strong partnership between the schools and local community clubs. The study concludes that there is significant potential to improve the range and quality of the opportunities available to pupils. There is also a recommendation to benchmark as well as a general improvement in highlighting examples of best practice by Sport Wales and the Sport Developments in Wales.
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