5x60 is an innovative project that aims to extend access to physical activity and a healthier lifestyle for young people across Rhondda Cynon Taf. There is a dedicated 5x60 officer in every secondary school in the County Borough, with the exception of Garth Olwg.
There are also 5x60 officers based in Ysgol Hen Felin and Ty Coch.
Working on behalf of not only that secondary school but also those that fall within its cluster, the enthusiastic 5x60 officers work to identify the needs and interests of young people and deliver accordingly.
They conduct a survey within their cluster every summer term, in which they find out the activities young people like to do, what they are interested in and what facilities they would like to see. They then work to deliver a programme – in school hours and also extra-curricular activities – that meet those needs.
Aimed predominantly at pupils aged 11 to 16, 5x60 also seeks to work with those in Year 6 at the primary schools in their cluster and offer transitional events to help younger pupils prepare for the step up to secondary school.
They send each Year 6 pupil in their cluster a programme of activities available to them so they can take part, joining in sessions with secondary school pupils who will soon be their schoolmates.
You can access 5x60 by contacting the 5x60 officer at your school.
Bethan Williams – YG Rhydywaun and YG Y Cymmer
Carly Jones – Tonypandy Community College
Chris Ingram – Porth County Community School
Claire Seabourne – St John’s RC and Aberdare Girls
Gareth Turner – Mountain Ash
Gethin Smart – YG Llanharri
Ian Broad – Ysgol Hen Felin
Jacob Stokes – Ponty High
James Vale – Ferndale
Jo Davies – Cardinal Newman
Jon Phillips – Treorchy Comp
Laura Edwards – Hawthorn High
Stephanie Sanders – Aberdare High and Blaengwawr
Gareth Morris – Y Pant
Ceri Bowley – Tonyrefail
Kathryn Cope – Ty Coch