School Sports Programme

Newport Live Sports Development aim is to ensure young people in Newport have access to regular and accessible sport and physical activity opportunities.

This is achieved by working closely with schools, teachers and partners to embed bespoke programmes in each of the eight secondary schools and surrounding primary schools. These participatory opportunities form the foundation of ‘Hooked on Sport’.

Take a look at our brochure to see all the programmes/activities and training opportunities that are available for all primary schools in Newport.

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Get Active Primary School Challenge

Newport Live Sports Development team have created the Get Active Primary School Challenge to help teachers deliver fun physical activities to help keep children happy and healthy.

Challenges are set at the start of each month and are suitable for all year groups and abilities.  

Not all year groups have to partake in the Get Active Primary School Challenge for a school to be able to enter the challenge and qualify for the prize draw. 

In total, there are eight challenges with the last challenge taking place in June 2021.  All schools who partake in either one or all eight challenges will be entered in a prize draw (maximum of 8 entries per school) to win a sports bag of equipment. 

Three winners will be drawn in July 2021 and will receive these fantastic prizes! 

1st prize - A sports bag of equipment worth up to £100
2nd prize – A sports bag of equipment worth up to £75
3rd prize - A sports bag of equipment worth up to £50

To take part in the Get Active Primary School Challenge please complete the challenge entry form.


Our March Get Active Primary School Challenge is ‘Shuttle Runs’.

How many shuttle runs can you complete per day for 20 days, either all together as a class (foundation phase) or at home with family/siblings (KS2)?

Get a scorecard from your teacher or download it here, once the 20 days are over tally up all your scores and see how many you did compared to the rest of your class or family/siblings.

You are free to complete the challenge at your own pace, however, the challenge must be completed outdoors so you get plenty of fresh air and do not worry if you get a little bit wet or muddy, that’s all part of the fun!

We recommend undertaking the challenge on a flat, soft, and safe surface with no obstacles around you. Remember to wear appropriate clothing and to stretch/warm up before doing your shuttle runs.

We would love to see photos and videos of you all in action along the way, don’t forget to tag @nlsportdev in your social media posts.

It is not too late to register your school for the Get Active Primary School challenge, simply complete the challenge entry form.

Education Initiatives


Welsh Baccalaureate 
Newport Live Sports Development provides bespoke support to schools looking to offer innovative ways of delivering the Welsh Baccalaureate. Through the support of a network of staff, we offer a variety of ways for students looking to use Sport and Physical Activity as a way of completing their Community Challenge. These projects allow students to develop or improve a wide range of key skills such as communication, planning, initiative and coping under pressure to name but a few. In addition to developing key skills students will also get the opportunity to achieve industry recognised qualifications alongside their studies. These are essential stepping-stones for individuals looking to progress into the Sport and Leisure industry.

In addition to the benefits gained by the student, the programmes increase the school’s ability to provide regular access to provision aimed at supporting the social, emotional and physical wellbeing needs of the wider student population.


The move from Primary to Secondary education can be a mixture of emotions for pupils. 

Sports Development supports schools in providing a range of programmes that use sport and physical activity as a way of creating a fun and interactive environment. This is achieved through a framework of teambuilding, developing relationships and addressing wellbeing needs of pupils. The work provides support across a multitude of levels helping to support pupils directly but also reducing anxieties and worries of family members.

The programme to date has been highly regarded by many primary and secondary schools at providing an enhancement to existing transition pathways, in addition to being recognised in the 2019 Estyn Inspection of Newport City Council.

In 2018 we worked with St Julian's School on a Transition Support Programme. The project provided a summer-based transition intervention for groups of identified pupils.

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Literacy, Numeracy and Wellbeing 

Sports Development have been instrumental in working with schools to develop interventions that aim to address and tackle a variety of social and emotional needs of pupils. This approach puts the pupil at the centre of the programming whereby working with them as individuals and developing a personal tool kit they can use to apply to a variety of personal and social situations. This is achieved through a variety of workshops, Q and As, 1 to 1s or group support.

A number of events or projects such as Transition camps and the Seamless Learning Pathways event provide a valuable opportunity to highlight the role that sport, and physical activity can play in the development of literacy and numeracy. Pupils are still developing vital competencies while participating in physical activity rather than within the traditional classroom setting.

To find our more or support our School Sports Programmes or other education initiatives contact 01633 287695 or email