Posted: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:43
The CMS Committee holds a one-off oral evidence session with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to consider her priorities for the Department in this Parliament.
Posted: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:40
Tim Wigmore in the Independent:-
Besides Brexit, there has been another recurring theme of the early months of Theresa May's premiership. Mrs May has repeatedly said that the country is dominated by a coterie of elites, and must become "the world's great meritocracy". Many have taken issue with her prescriptions. But few have challenged her diagnosis: that Britain remains a country in which the power of the old school tie lives on.
Posted: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:29
Britain's public parks are locked in a "nightmare scenario", "facing their jaws of doom" and have "reached the tipping point", according to parks professionals preparing for Monday's opening of a select committee inquiry into the funding of parks.
Posted: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:56
The status of physical education in schools needs a "radical shake-up" and it should be valued in the same way as core academics subjects, a report says.
A study by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood says PE has for too long been the "Cinderella subject" in UK schools.
Posted: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:12
campaign which highlights the value and skills of retiring athletes has been launched by Dame Kelly Holmes in London today (17 October).
More Than Medals has been established by the Olympic gold medallist's eponymous Trust, and encourages athletes to use their "attitudes, behaviours and experiences" to work with young disadvantaged individuals after leaving their sport.
Posted: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:08
For most sports fans the spectacular success of British athletes at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games was a cause for celebration but there is a risk that the weight of gold could have a damaging effect on community sport and the pursuit of a more active nation. Martyn Allison, Chris Cutforth and Steve Wood explain why so much is at stake.
Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:17
Today Sports Think Tank publishes a report by EOSE on Erasmus+ funding for UK sport organisations. Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, worth €14.7 billion over seven years from 2014 – 2020. The report lists various projects and the funding attached to them. Although it is difficult to arrive at a definitive figure of financial support to the UK sport sector from Erasmus+ it is a significant source of income to the sector.
Posted: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:33
Former MP and England rugby player Derek Wyatt joins us at the Sports Think Tank with his views on some of the issues affecting sport across the Summer of 2016.
Posted: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:00
The appraisal of CSPs future role carried out by Sports Think Tank Director Andy Reed Is launched today by us, Sport Engkand and DCMS.