5x60 is the maths question your teacher never asked you!
Pupils across Wales are experiencing a new dimension in the way
sport and physical activity is delivered in secondary schools.
5x60 is changing the face of provision of sport in schools and
transforming playing fields and sports halls into hubs of bustling
activity from daybreak to nightfall.
Through its Climbing Higher vision, the Welsh Assembly
Government has laid down the fitness gauntlet by setting the target
of seeing 90% of children taking part in regular and frequent
activity by 2020.
5x60 is rising to the challenge by helping to create the
environment necessary for children to take part in extra curricular
sport and physical activity on a regular basis.
Armed with a blank sheet of paper and a whole host of ideas,
5X60 officers speak to pupils before deciding on a programme of
That way, the pupils get a say in what they would like to do
whether it's dodgeball, cheerleading or netball or other
There are many activities to choose from to suit everyone. You
might decide to get some fresh air and head for the Great Outdoors.
Try mountain biking, hill walking and surfing.
Or you can stick to team sports such as football, cricket and
netball or if you'd prefer, why not have a go at street dance,
aerobics or table tennis.
5x60 provides schools with the opportunity to:
- Listen to the needs of young people by
providing opportunities that they would like to participate
- Be fully inclusive for all young people.
By getting involved in the 5x60 programme, young people
- Have ownership of the opportunities that they have
- Enjoy activity
- Help deliver and organise the activities
- Participate in lifelong activity in whatever form they
Currently the 5x60 officers are working with the sport
development teams to ensure the activities arranged are sustainable
within the local community.
For more information about 5x60 please contact your local