Karen Wallin, CEO of Special Olympics GB, discusses the challenges facing young people with intellectual disabilities, and provides insight into Play Unified – a campaign using sport to change perceptions of those with intellectual disabilities in schools across the UK.
Well-managed playing fields will not only improve the quality of school pitches, but will also improve their usability as pupils enjoy playing on pitches without bumps and bare patches, says Colin Hoskins and Dan Prest from the Institute of Groundsmanship.
Sport in schools can help to create a much needed active generation among the nation’s youth. The Sports & Physical Education (PE) Association UK discuss why investment in sport is crucial to pupils’ health and well-being.
Not all teachers have the confidence and skill set to ensure all students are included in school PE lessons. Kat Southwell, Active Kids for All manager at the English Federation of Disability Sport, explains what is being done to change this perception and how disabled pupils can benefit.
The Football Foundation’s Alice Sherritt reflects on a busy few months as the nation’s largest sports charity continues to improve schools’ grassroots football facilities, with help from some of football’s famous faces.
The route to improving sport can be unclear and a concern for schools. But with the help of the School Sport Premium, the role of sport is steadily improving and the routes to change are becoming wider.
As a specialist installation, synthetic pitches should be handled with care to prolong their life – especially in harsh conditions. The Sports and Play Construction Association shares its essential tips on making sure your artificial pitches successfully ward off the winter blues.