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Opportunities for School Pupils & Students to:

Learn and use Leadership skills, Volunteer and give back to their Sport & Community.

Start their journey to become a qualified Coach or possibly representing their peers.

Get recognised for the time they give others.

To help them stand out from the crowd!

Continue to add to your hours every time you volunteer or help others.


Read and select one or more of the opportunities below.


Future Leader
Open to Year Groups: S1 to S6

Role: Assist a more experienced coach to support younger children take part in sport and physical activity. Help with local Primary Active School Clubs. Volunteer at local Primary School Sports Days and Sport Events

Placement: You will meet with your local Active Schools Co-ordinator 

Additional: Can be used as part of Duke of Edinburgh, Youth Achievement Award, Community Commitment and Saltire Awards.


Young Ambassador
Open to Year Groups: S4-S6

Role: To promote Sport & Physical Activity in your community and represent the views of your peers.

Placement: You will meet regularly with your local Active Schools Co-ordinator every 2 weeks and work on coaching skills, mentoring skills, leadership skills and life skills.

Additional: Can be used as part of Duke of Edinburgh, Youth Achievement Award, Community Commitment and Saltire Awards.


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DGS S1 Active School Future Leader Programme

DGS S1 Future Leaders Programme:


There is no set days or times to the programme however we do try and meet twice a month. All info regarding the programme will be shared with the pupils and parents when  pupils are selected.

We will do interviews for this class if we have a huge amount of pupils wishing to be a S1 leader but we do not have the capacity for everyone. We will look to have a class of 20-25.

Benefits to Future Leaders:

  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Develop skills including leadership, decision-making, planning and organisation
  • Learn to set goals and take on new challenges
  • Potential to gain qualifications throughout your leadership journey
  • Gain hours to Achieve your East Lothian Active Schools Future Leaders Certificate of recognition.  See the Medal Table of Hours above.
  • Potential to fulfil commitments to Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Sport Scotland Youth Achievement Award gain volunteering hours for Saltire Awards.

What does it involve?

  • Registering your interest by signing up here.
  • Meeting with your local Active Schools Co-ordinator to discuss what you want to get from the role, and where and when you might be able to help.
  • Supporting a more experienced coach/official in helping younger pupils take part in sport or physical activity.
  • Committing to attend your weekly placement for an agreed number of weeks.

What support will be given?

  • Support from your Mentor Coach & local Active Schools Co-ordinator
  • Potential to access online training and coaching courses.
  • Potential to attend training and coaching courses, which could be qualifications and recognised by the SQA and UCAS
  • Potential to link with a local sports club and continue your involvement beyond school.



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DGS Active Schools Young Ambassador

DGS Young Ambassador

Open to pupils in S4 and can continue into their S5 & S6 years, if they wish to continue their involvement.

The role of a Young Ambassador

  • At the heart of the Young Ambassador programme is the principle that their views, and those of other young people are heard, valued and influence decision making; and that they are engaged in driving change.
  • In this context a Young Ambassador has two key roles:
    • to promote sport, and motivate and inspire other young people to get involved in sport in a wide range of settings within their local communities, including schools, clubs and community organisations
    • to influence six key aspects of school sport:
      • extra-curricular sport provision
      • links to community sport opportunities
      • opportunities for competition
      • celebration of pupil achievements in sport
      • leadership opportunities for young people
      • PE in schools
  • As role models and leaders for other young people, Young Ambassadors can have a pivotal role within their school and wider community.
  • A young Ambassador can also be a Future Leader - no need to sign up just speak to your local Active Schools Co-ordinator.

Every effort will be made to accommodate all the applicants.

Interviews may be held of there are too many applicants.

More information on Young Ambassadors.


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Scott Marnoch


Scott Marnoch
Dunbar Grammar Active Schools Coordinator
07969 428 485