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Jedburgh News
Find out what has been happening in the Jedburgh area, get the round up of all the Jedburgh Active Schools news....
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Active Schools Update
Active Schools has recently completed a transfer from SBC to Borders Sport and Leisure Trust (BSLT). Active Schools will continue to work extremely closely with cluster schools to ensure there are opportunities before, during and after school and support sport clubs in the wider community.
Active Schools has secured funding until 2015 and over the next 4 years will be looking to:
·    Recruit, train and develop volunteers, coaches, leaders and teachers
·    Increase the number of young people volunteering
·    Improve the quality and range of activities offered
·    Increase participation amount girls, young women and children with disabilities
·    Develop effective school to club pathways
Zumba a BIG hit at Howdenburn
P5-7 pupils at Howdenburn PS have been enjoying some lunchtime Zumba sessions this term with local coach Norrie Smith. More than 20 pupils joined in the Zumba fitness sessions for 4 weeks during Friday lunchtimes. Pupils have enjoyed the club so much they want the club to continue next term.
Ancrum Active Afternoons
This term Ancrum PS has been enjoying Active Friday afternoons. P1-5 pupils have been taking part in Tennis, Football, and Dance and have also been using BSLT interactive Dance mats. Pupils have been encouraged to get active and enjoying playing the sports. Ancrum Active Afternoons will continue on a Friday next term with new activities.
Ancrum PS pupil wins Kelso’s annual running event
The annual 2 bridges race was hosted by Kelso crawlers on Sunday 11th September 2011, with 15 junior runners and 30 adults running round a very blustery Kelso’s 2 bridges.
Ancrum P5 pupil Sarah Davenport won the girls’ junior section with a time of 19 minutes 20seconds with Kelso’s Jemima Wharton coming in second.



Junior Active Schools

The Junior Active Schools (JAS) programme has been introduced to Jedburgh primary schools this year. Schools have recruited 2 pupils to act as Junior Active Schools Coordinators (JASC) for their school who will support the work of Primary Active Schools Coordinator, Debra Martin.
The role of the JASC is to ensure their school is an active school. They will be helping Debra to advertise clubs, complete school surveys, promot London 2012, and celebrate pupil sporting success within the school




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