Active Schools

Active Schools work with Viewforth High School to provide opportunities for young people to get active more often. Active Schools Coordinators work with primary, secondary and additional support needs schools, and aim to:

  • Increase the quality and range of opportunities to participate in sport before school, during lunchtime and after school.
  • Recruit and develop a network of volunteers & coaches to deliver sport and build capacity.
  • Increase the number of young people accessing leadership roles encouraging and supporting them to reach their potential.
  • Support and develop pathways to improve the transition for participants from schools to clubs.

At Viewforth High School we offer a wide range of sports and physical activity opportunities for all young people to participate in or compete. In some instances it is about creating brand new opportunities, whilst in others, it is about providing improved links to existing sports and community clubs and classes.

We provide opportunities for young people of all ages and abilities to represent the school in tournaments, friendlies and league competitions across a number of different sports and age groups. We also provide a wide range of weekly extra-curricular school clubs that are delivered by a number of highly committed and enthusiastic staff and parents. It is thanks to all the volunteers involved, that the young people can enjoy such a wide variety of activities that are delivered to a very high standard.

Active Schools also provide opportunities for pupils to get involved in a range of leadership roles through our Young Leadership Pathway, supporting them to reach their potential. At Viewforth, pupils can undertake the following roles:

Young Leaders 

The Young Leaders programme allows pupils in S3-6 the opportunity to undertake leadership roles both large and small, providing a broad range of leadership experiences. These roles include deliverer / coach, technical official, event / competition organiser, and decision maker.

Young Ambassadors

The Young Ambassador Programme is Active Schools’ flagship programme. Pupils in S4-6 are provided opportunities to gain new skills and experiences through driving change in sport & physical activity, both in school and the local community.

Viewforth Sport Stars  

Sport Stars are pupils in S1-6 who compete at regional, national or international level. They share their successes and deliver positive messages about sport & physical activity, as well as promote and advertise the sports in which they compete, to encourage and inspire their peers to get involved.

The Active Schools Coordinator for Viewforth High School and the cluster primary schools is Rachael McDonald, who is based within the PE department. If you have any queries about extra-curricular clubs, our Young Leadership Pathway or to enquire about any volunteering opportunities, please see contact details below.

Rachael McDonald

Active Schools Coordinator Viewforth HS and Cluster Primary Schools


Phone: 03451 555 555 ext – 445045

For more information about Fife Active Schools please go to:

Website: Active Schools | Active Fife – Leisure Hub

Twitter: @FifeActiveSch Facebook: @FifeActiveSchools Instagram: Search “Fife Active Schools”