Our Community Sport and Physical Activity team offer a range of support to primary schools and secondary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Please see below the ways in which we can support your school to become more active, more often.
Our School fund is designed to support schools to develop extracurricular sport and physical activity provision. Primary schools can apply for up to £250 and secondary schools £500 per academic year.
To apply for this funding you will need to complete our school fund application form explaining your project and the impact this will have within your school. The sustainability of projects is important, please consider how they will continue once the funding has been spent. If you have Young Ambassadors we encourage you to involve them in the process, giving them an opportunity to contextualise their learning and further develop their leadership skills.
As part of the funding you will be required to complete a project completion form. This helps us to understand how the project went and whether it was successful. All schools will be contacted via email when the school fund opens for applications. For more information and dates click here.
Young Ambassador Programme
The Young Ambassador programme aims to empower and inspire young people to become ambitious and capable leaders through sport, helping to encourage their peers to be more physically active.
The expectation of every Young Ambassador is to be the young person's voice for PE and Sport in their school and community. They will work to promote the values of sport, build positive relationships and be a role model and champion for sport and physical activity within their school.
At Sport RCT we would like to work with our Young Ambassadors to increase participation opportunities within their schools and local communities, aiming to get every child hooked on sport for life. We support this by providing our Young Ambassadors with leadership training, networking opportunities with ambassadors from other schools and resources through our various funding opportunities. For further details click here.
Sport RCT School Delivery team
Our school delivery team can provide cover for your teachers and offer physical activity opportunities to your children. All staff are multi-sport qualified, trained in first aid and safeguarding and hold a DBS.
Full Day Support - A team member will support your school for a full day, covering PPA and any other teacher release time.
Half Day Support - A team member will provide lunchtime cover, offer afternoon support and deliver an after-school club.
After school clubs - We can provide a wide range of multi-sport activities to engage children after school.
These 3 services are available for half term and full term bookings.
One-off Full Day Booking- A team member will visit your school for a full day to run a sports event (e.g. sports day), deliver a leadership programme (e.g PlayMakers Award) or support the delivery of any other health and wellbeing project.
To ask for further details, discuss a request and/or receive a quote please email email@example.com
Festivals and Competitions
In partnership with National Governing Bodies we run a number of free school sports festivals and events. These give your pupils the opportunity to take part in fun competitions with other schools, learn new skills and discover local community clubs. For our calendar of festivals and events please click here. If you would like support to run your own event please complete the request form at the bottom of this page.
The PlayMaker Award is a Sports Leaders qualification and a great introduction into leadership for students aged nine and over. The award is a 6 hour course which focuses on developing the learners’ leadership skills. Pupils will learn to collaborate with their peers, develop positive relationships and apply their knowledge to promote and lead sport and physical activity games in school. This award can be delivered by school staff or through Sport RCT.
If your school is interested in completing the PlayMaker award or finding out more information please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Holiday Challenges
Throughout the year we release a number of free themed activity challenges to encourage pupils and their families to be active through the school holidays. These consist of a list of basic activities related to the specific theme. So whether you’re visiting your local leisure centre or exploring your local park, our challenges will get pupils out and active during their time off. Completed challenges can be sent in on social media for the chance to win prizes.
Our Active Homework books are designed as a fun way to help you encourage your students to be active outside of school, they are available in a digital and physical format. We have a number of predesigned certificates you can award to your class along with a template for you to make up your own awards. If you are interested in trying our Active Homework booklets in your school, please contact us at email@example.com.
School Sport Survey
The School Sport Survey uses the pupil voice to provide an invaluable level of insight that can be used to positively influence every child's health and wellbeing. By completing the survey you will have access to a range of data specific to your school around the activity levels and interests of your pupils. This will allow you to identify areas of strength and target areas in which you can have the greatest impact on the physical activity levels of your pupils. When Sport Wales release the next survey our team can support you to complete it and develop projects based on your report.
Movement Matters is a resource designed by Sport RCT to get more children active across Rhondda Cynon Taf and support the development of physical literacy. We want every child to develop the physical skills, confidence, and motivation to be physically active for life. Activity cards, created around 6 exciting themes, have been designed as a resource to support the delivery of physical activity in a variety of settings. Games can be played with minimal equipment and are suitable for a wide age range of pre-school and primary school children. Training around the resource is also available. If you’d like to find out more information about Movement Matters, please visit here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Services Request form