What is 5×60

Crickhowell High School has become one of the latest schools in Wales to sign up to the 5×60 programme – a new initiative introduced by the Sports Council for Wales in association with the Welsh Assembly Government. The aim of the programme is to encourage secondary school pupils in Wales to take part in 60 minutes of activity 5 times a week.

Physical Activity can take any form walking with a group of friends, canoeing on the river, playing in a 5-a-side football league, or joining a street-dancing club.

By 2009 every secondary school in Wales will have their own 5×60 officer. The officer’s role is to consult with pupils and develop a programme of activities to take place outside of school hours this may be before school, at lunchtime, after school, or at weekends. The whole programme is pupil-centred so cannot work without their involvement.

The programme also seeks to involve older pupils, parents, teachers, and people in the local community to act as volunteers and assist in the delivery of events and activities.

If you would like to find out more about the 5×60 programme then please contact:

James Ralph
5×60 Officer,