Physical activity has always been considered a vital part of education, but with activity and fitness levels falling, David Stalker, ukactive’s chief executive officer, urges schools to take a whole-day approach to getting pupils fit and active
The Youth Sport Trust has forged partnerships over the years to create a network of role models and mentors that believe in the power of sport to change lives, reports John Steele of the Youth Sport Trust
The Premier League, The FA and the Government together with Sport England have recently announced a new fund of £102m is to be delivered, by the Football Foundation, into grassroots facilities across England over the next three years.
Ukactive’s chief executive officer, David Stalker, looks behind two studies which show that levels of physical activity among young people are plummeting, and discusses the wider benefits of physical activity in schools
In a time of budgetary constraints, how can schools still afford to improve their fitness offering and see a return on investment? Andy Barge, group manager for Forest of Dean District Council based in Coleford, Gloucestershire explains how he helped to support local schools Wyedean and Five Acres do this
Following last summers riots, a survey commissioned by the Football Foundation found that 60 per cent of people surveyed believed that improving sporting facilities for young people would reduce anti-social behaviour. Richard Faulkner of the Football Foundation outlines the case for football, and details the application process for funding.
Sport England’s Community Sport Director, Mike Diaper, explains how the organisation’s new five-year youth and community sport strategy which embraces its legacy programme, Places People Play, will create a meaningful and lasting community sports legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by making better connections between school and community sport
A successful joint venture between a Gloucestershire school and its town council has resulted in the construction of a new £1.2m sports hub and could prove to be a useful co-operative model for other small towns across the UK