News

In this section you can find out about all of our latest news and our views and opinions on important developments and best practices in PE and school sport.

Keep up to date with our comprehensive news updates.

As well as our news stories below, you can also check out our recent publications, including our Impact Report, and termly membership magazine Inspire.

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City Quiz raises record £10,000 for YST International

A cheque for £10,000 has been presented to the Youth Sport Trust by the organisers of the City Quiz, an annual event which was again staged at The Alice Bar in London. The funds raised will help us to deliver training and sport for development projects all over the world.
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Ofsted’s obesity reviews recognises the key role of PE – YST response

YST responds to Ofsted review of obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools.
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BLOG: Why we need to do more to make sport inclusive for all

Following Disability Awareness Day (15 July), Development Manager for the Youth Sport Trust’s Inclusive Sport Programmes Vicci Wells, discusses inclusivity and ensuring accessible, inspiring and meaningful opportunities for all.
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BLOG: How our school is supporting young people to achieve their potential through sport

Keeping children and young people active is high on the agenda at Hawkedon Primary School. The school has seen the benefits that participating in sport and PE brings and this is why it supported children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust.
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BLOG: How cycling can help with school readiness

As a teacher in Sheffield, I think cycling is really important to learn not only for the physical benefits like reducing obesity and for stress levels, but to boost children’s emotional and mental health.
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Young people say skills learnt in PE will help with future careers

Children say PE is teaching them about far more than just sporting skills, with a survey of more than 6,500 pupils saying they believe what they learn in PE will improve their employment prospects.
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Charity celebrates success of 10th National School Sport Week

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust (YST) is celebrating the success of its National School Sport Week as it saw over 5,000 schools across the country register to take part.
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The FA and Youth Sport Trust celebrate engaging more girls

As England prepare to face Belgium in the FIFA World Cup today, the FA and Youth Sport Trust are celebrating engaging hundreds of female football activators through the Game of Our Own partnership during National School Sport Week.
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MPs celebrate school sport at Parliamentary Reception

MPs, policymakers, head teachers, sporting stars and young people joined national children's charity the Youth Sport Trust in the Houses of Parliament to celebrate the power of sport to change lives.
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Let's get children and young people excited about play and sport

Hundreds of thousands of young people will take part in physical activities in schools, nurseries and at home this week as part of the Youth Sport Trust’s (YST) National School Sport Week.
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YST responds to new childhood obesity strategy

Support for schools and teachers will be vital if government's latest childhood obesity strategy is to achieve its aim, says YST Chief Executive Ali Oliver.
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Partnership supports teachers to get pupils active in maths

National children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has cemented its partnership with Maths of the Day by collaborating to offer primary schools in the country access to free active maths workshops.
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