The Ayr cluster includes Ayr Academy, Annbank Primary, Coylton Primary, Dalmilling Primary and Newton Primary.
Ayr Academy pupils have the opportunity to take part in the Active Schools Leadership Programmes.
Dance Leaders are involved in the cluster primary schools during term 1. Dance leaders work with pupils P1 up to P7 with more experienced dance leaders also having the opportunity to work within the secondary school and community sessions. Dance Leaders train teams to take part in the South Ayrshire Dance Competition and have the opportunity to assist with the School of Dance.
Netball Leaders deliver netball sessions to P5-7 pupils in the cluster schools throughout the year. Taking teams to the netball league and end of year netball tournament. The netball leaders also receive training in umpiring and gain umpiring experience at the netball league nights.
Young Ambassadors at Ayr Academy run the school Sports Council, meeting regularly with pupils from S1-S6. They also survey the cluster school P7s to form the next years extra-curricular programme.
Sport & Recreation
As part of the curriculum the PE department run the SCQF Higher and National 5 Sport & Recreation Award.
The senior pupils are currently learning to assist with activity sessions, creating fitness programmes and daily centre duties within the school, primary schools and leisure community setting. Active Schools work with PE in the organising employment opportunities in the sport and recreation industry by offering the leaders opportunities to develop their career in sport.
Extra-Curricular and Competitions
Ayr Academy P.E Department run a range of extra-curricular opportunities at lunchtime and after school. With many team’s part of local leagues and Competitive school sport competitions.
In partnership with Active Schools the P.E Department run the transition programme open to the cluster pupils as well as their families to take part in sport and fitness.