The EU-supported Active School Communities project, led by ISCA member BG Be Active and in which ISCA is a partner, has released a series of resources to help community sport organisations break the ice and work with schools on physical activity initiatives inside and outside the school setting.
All of the resources are available to download on SlideShare – the links are provided below.
Active School Communities Self-Assessment Tool
The self-assessment tool is for sports organisations to evaluate their capacities to work in schools to increase physical activity among young people. Working systematically through the questions in this tool will help organisations assess their current situations, decide on their priorities and set out a route map to reaching their goals. The self-assessment exercise should be led by senior members of a sports organisation who have responsibility for young people and community outreach.
Active School Communities Toolkit
The comprehensive Active School Communities Toolkit aims to support community sports organisations establish partnerships with schools, whatever their existing level of engagement. Complete beginners will find the level of detail useful, while others may not require so much information but can use the toolkit to assess and improve their current practice.
Active School Communities Action Planning Toolkit
This Action Planning Toolkit will enable a shared understanding of goals and priorities between sports organisations and schools. The toolkit should be used during a conversation with relevant school staff such as heads of physical education or head teachers. It will help to align the priorities of the school and the sports organisation and give them a clear plan for success.
Active School Communities Policy Recommendations
Policy recommendations for creating Active School Communities. For enabling a generation of school children to practice their human right to MOVE. The policy recommendations promote the Active School Communities model to more sports clubs and schools to drive participation and to gain the support of local, national and EU policy makers.
These resources were developed by the partners of the EU Erasmus+-supported Active School Communities project: BG BeActive (lead), Youth Sport Trust, International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA), Hungarian School Sport Federation (HSSF), DGI, South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, Sport and Citizenship, UISP, Sports Union of Slovenia and Willibald Gebhardt Institute.