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Children’s charity creates toolkit to help schools reframe competition

National children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has launched an interactive toolkit and campaign to support the reframing of competition in school sports, following a successful 12-month pilot delivered through Sport England’s National Lottery investment in the School Games.
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New report finds active play helps two to five-year-olds prepare for school

A national children’s charity has said bringing groups of parents and early years teachers together for play in the country’s lowest ranking district for social mobility is improving the ability of two to five-year-olds to communicate and be school ready.
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Elite athletes and parents supported with wellbeing through new initiative

A new partnership which sees 11 national governing bodies of sport work with a national children’s sports charity will help educate up and coming young athletes in the rigours of performance sport, protecting their mental health and wellbeing.
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YST joins #21by21 campaign

The campaign, led by the Sport for Development Coalition and key partners, is aimed at encouraging 21,000 sports coaches and volunteers to become trained in mental health awareness by the year 2021. The Youth Sport Trust is proud to joing the campaign and support future generations of young people.
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Charity urges PM to make PE and sport first order of business

As Boris Johnson is announced as the next PM, children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has reiterated its calls for tackling inactivity to be a national priority. The charity said there is a need for a long-term, joined-up plan to tackle this national crisis and it is encouraging that the new Prime Minister has committed to this being a key pillar of his programme for government.
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Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson pledge to tackle inactivity

During YST National School Sport Week 2019, YST along with almost 100 partners wrote a joint letter to the two Conservative Party leadership candidates, urging them to commit to tackling the decline in young people's wellbeing and make it a priority to ensure every child enjoys at least 60 active minutes every day. These are their responses.
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Sport sector responds to Government's School Sport and Activity Action Plan

Leading sports bodies and charities respond to Government's School Sport and Activity Action Plan.
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Football camp inspires next generation of female coaches

England legend Faye White says it is vital to give girls the confidence and knowledge they need to inspire others and this camp helps girls to develop both coaching and refereeing knowledge.
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Youth Sport Trust supports Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

The Youth Sport Trust is proud to support the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code – the only sun protection initiative for children in sport and outdoor activity – which is back with a fresh, new look.
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National School Sport Week sees thousands of schools join campaign to protect PE

Giant sand sculptures, campaigning across the UK to raise awareness of PE and sport’s importance, and dozens of MP visits to school sports days. National School Sport Week 2019 had a theme of Five Ways to Wellbeing and saw thousands of schools and organisations take part.
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An open letter to Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson

We ask you to publicly pledge that tackling the decline in young people’s overall wellbeing will be a key pillar of your programme for government, and that your government will set out bold, ambitious and measurable targets to harness the power of play, sport and physical education to ensure every child enjoys at least 60 active minutes a day.
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YST National School Sport Week 2019 launches in Manchester

YST National School Sport Week commenced on Monday 24 June with a Five Ways to Wellbeing Festival at Flixton Girls School – part of the Healthy Learning Trust, bringing together schools from across Manchester.
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