Physical activity

East Lothian Active Schools is a national programme funded by sportscotland and local authorities, tasked with both local and national aims.

Active Schools aims

  • participation - provide additional and higher quality opportunities to participate in physical activity and sport in schools and the wider community
  • progression - improve the connections between schools and clubs
  • people - grow and support a network of people to deliver opportunities within schools
  • young leaders - provide a lasting legacy of confident, knowledgeable and experienced young people who throughout their life in sport will strengthen the sporting system

Active Schools Coordinators support volunteers to deliver a range of activities, from fun and social sessions to weekly team training, competing at all levels of school sport, both nationally and internationally.

Get Going

Get Going is a family healthy lifestyle programme, which aims to encourage young people to get active, eat well and work towards a healthy weight. The emphasis is on fun and feeling good. It's about getting active as a family and working together to make small lifestyle changes. The programme is offered by NHS Lothian and us to all East Lothian families. It's aimed at children aged 5 - 18, who are overweight or obese, and their parents or carers. Families can complete a referral form themselves or be referred by a health professional.

Start Well

Start Well aims to increase the number of children aged 2 to 5 and their families being physically active in the Musselburgh, TRanent and Prestonpans areas. Working with early learning and childcare establishments the programme encourages young people and their families to make being physically active a part of everyday life.