Young Leaders

Are you a pupil at a Secondary School with a passion for sport?

Active Schools can provide you with sports coaching experiences in your secondary or local primary schools. Whether you are thinking of a career in sport or whether you enjoy working with younger children this is a fantastic opportunity for you. Check out our leadership page for details of the opportunities available to you in your school.

Some of the amazing young people working with Active Schools last year picked up a number of Awards at the Active Schools Awards evening in June 2018.

Dance Leader of the Year
Sophie Alexander & Neve Cassidy (Queen Margaret Academy)

Young Ambassador of the Year
Eve Kennedy & Emily McCaughie (Prestwick Academy)

Sports Leader Volunteer of the Year
Jordan Finlay  (Prestwick Academy)

Coaching Academy pupil of the Year
Eilidh McDonald (Marr College)

Don’t have any experience?

South Ayrshire Active Schools provide all volunteers with free coach education and training to provide you with the necessary skills to assist in getting our children physically active.

Congratulations to our Young Leaders who won our Volunteer of the Term Awards in December 2018!

Dance Leader of the Term
Sarah Ferguson & Rachel Gilchrist (Belmont Academy)

Young Ambassador of the Term
Sophie Slider & Sophie McKay (Queen Margaret Academy)

Sports Leader Volunteer of the Term
Lisa Brown (Prestwick Academy)

Coaching Academy pupil of the Term
Scott McDonald (Marr College)

Last year over 120 secondary pupils supported the Active Schools programme; delivering activities ranging from football to dance.

Contact us for more information on how to get involved.

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Get involved in Active Schools


To discuss how to increase sport and physical activity opportunities within your school, or to volunteer with Active Schools please contact us on 01292 294191 or email us at