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Changing the Game for Girls

Posted: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:19

Changing the Game for Girls

The Youth Sport Trust report Getting Girls Active reveals findings from a successful, one-year pilot programme that boosted the confidence and body attitudes of the participants by engaging them in the decision-making process and incorporating their feedback into the physical education programmes in which they took part.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, Health, participation, Press Releases

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:11

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

On the 8th July the Children's Minister Edward Timpson addressed the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) at St George's Park, England's National Football Centre.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, Health, participation, sport policy

Active Healthy Kids Canada Publishes Global Matrix of Grades on Physical Activity

Posted: Thu, 22 May 2014 09:43

Active Healthy Kids Canada Publishes Global Matrix of Grades on Physical Activity

Active Healthy Kids Canada has published a report covering data on physical activity among children and youth from 15 nations across 5 continents. The result is the first ever global matrix of grades on how children are active in all the different contexts and aspects of their lives.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, London 2012, Physical Activity, Health, PE

All-Party Commission Calls for a National Plan of Action to get People Active

Posted: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:45

All-Party Commission Calls for a National Plan of Action to get People Active

Yesterday the All-Party Commission on Physical Activity presented to David Cameron its report on the state of physical education in schools. The report was led by parliamentarians Tanni Grey-Thompson, Barbara Keeley, Charlotte Leslie, Gerry Sutcliffe and Julian Huppert. Lord Coe warns that our children are the "least active generation in history" and could be the first to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. It is reported that inactivity leads to 37,000 premature deaths and costs the UK £20 billion per year. Read the report here.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, PE, Health

No 10 Announce Tory Support for £150m Schools Funding to 2020

Posted: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:39

David Cameron has pledged £150m a year in primary school sport funding guaranteed until 2020 if the Conservatives are re-elected, to secure the Olympic and Paralympic legacy.

A two-year dedicated English primary school PE fund was announced in March and began in September 2013, but there has been uncertainty inschools over whether the funding will stop after the election, and some headteachers have been reluctant to take up the funding this year or undertake any capital investment.

Tags: school sport, No10, primary schools

School Sport £150m - Additonal Years Funding Announced

Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:55

Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Autumn Statement today that the government will continue its £150 million per year of funding for school sport into 2015-16.

The Government initially promised two years of school sport funding, and today's announcement means that it has been secured for another year.

Tags: School Sport

Westminster Hall Debate on School Sport

Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:13

The Education Select Committee report on School Sport was debated in the House of Commons in Westminster Hall on Thursday 5th December.

Tags: School Sport

Smith Institute Launch School Sport Report

Posted: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:10

Smith Institute Launch School Sport Report

The Smith Institute launched their Report "The Future of School Sport" at the Labour Party conference this week. The report - edited and forwarded by Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford MP is a collection of perspectives from leading experts in the school sport field.

Tags: Smith Institute, School Sport

Education Select Committee Report Launched

Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:30

Education Select Committee Report Launched

The House of Commons Education Select Committee release their report into School Sport on Monday 22nd July. The report "School Sport after 2012 - no more political football" has largey been welcomed.

Tags: School Sport, Select Committee

Smith Institute Survey Reveals Drop in school PE

Posted: Sun, 19 May 2013 12:30

Dan Roan writing on the BBC website this week

Today's news that more than a third of school teachers surveyed reported a drop in the number of children exercising is another reminder that the Olympic legacy from London 2012 cannot be taken for granted.

The Smith Institute's research represents just the latest attack on Education Secretary Michael Gove's decision to axe £162m of ring-fenced funding for School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) in 2011.

Tags: School Sport, Smith Institute