More opportunities for children to be active during the school day

Active Schools aims to provide a greater number of higher quality opportunities for school aged children to take part in sport and physical activity before school, during lunchtime and after school, and to develop effective pathways between schools and sports clubs in the local community.

The Active Schools team in Midlothian would like to know more with regards to pupil participation uptake for Active Schools sports/ physical activity clubs and what changes, if any, would encourage your child to take part.

Please complete this short questionnaire for your chance to win £100 towards new Sports Equipment for your school. More information can be found on


* 1. Please tell us which school/s your child or children attend/s. If you have more than one child please tick all schools that apply.

* 2. Please insert the number of children you have in the categories below.

* 3. Do any of your children have a recognised additional support need or registered disability? If yes, please tell us the number of children.

* 4. Please tick the category that best describes the ethnic origin of your child/children.

* 5. Do you receive support with free school meals? (Not p1-3 government funding).

* 6. Has your child/children ever taken part in a club organised by Active Schools? 

* 7. Which activity(ties) has your child/children attended?

* 8. On average, how would you/your child/children rate Active Schools activities?

* 9. After taking part in an Active Schools activity, was your child/children offered the opportunity to progress on to joining a sports club in the community? (e.g. a local rugby club).

* 10. Does your child/children take part in a sport or physical activity club in the local community out-with school hours? (e.g a dance club/rugby club in the evening or weekend etc)

* 11. We aim to encourage all pupils to attend Active Schools activities. Depending on your circumstances, please tell us what prevents your child attending or what is preventing them attending more Active Schools activities.

* 12. Do you feel there is anything that Active Schools could do (that they are not already doing) to help encourage more children to try out an active schools club?  We appreciate all feedback, please use the space below to provide any additional comments also.

* 13. In Midlothian, we are trying to build a more sustainable workforce of volunteers that can provide a greater number of sport or physical activity opportunities.  If you would be interested in supporting your child’s school by leading/supporting sports sessions on a voluntary basis or know of someone that would be keen, please provide the following details below.

Many thanks for taking the time to fill in this questionnaire.