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22 Nov 2022

Can we stem the mental health tide during a cost-of-living crisis?

Chris Wright, Head of Health & Wellbeing at children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust, writes about why we need prevention, not cure amid the cost-of-living crisis on World Mental Health Day.

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14 Nov 2022

Putting the voices of young people at the heart of sport & play

Alison Goodall, Senior Innovations Manager at the Youth Sport Trust, discusses the importance of youth voice, and how it can help shape young people’s childhood experiences and wellbeing.

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03 Nov 2022

What are the barriers stopping kids in alternative provision from being active?

As the Youth Sport Trust joins with Leeds Beckett University in releasing first of its kind research, Vicci Wells explores the barriers young people in alternative provision face to getting active.

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18 Oct 2022

Keeping young people with SEND active during the cost of living crisis

Vicci Wells, Head of Sport at the Youth Sport Trust, Trustee of a large Multi Academy, and a parent, blogs about the role schools can play to keep young people with SEND moving during the cost-of-living crisis.

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11 Oct 2022

Getting it right for girls

On the tenth year of International Day of the Girl, girls across the world are coming together to make their voices heard.

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06 Oct 2022

How schools can play a vital role to ensure equal access to extracurricular sport for all young people

Vicci Wells, Head of Sport at the Youth Sport Trust, Trustee of a large Multi Academy, and a parent, blogs about the role schools can play to keep young people moving in extracurricular sport during the cost of living crisis.

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06 Oct 2022

How to use school sport and PE funding to help young people who need it most

Emma Mackenzie-Hogg, Development Manager for primary education at the Youth Sport Trust, blogs about the importance of the Primary PE and Sport Premium in helping schools to ensure there is a universal access to sport, PE and play for every child in tough financial times.

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07 Jun 2022

Let's celebrate our volunteers - Volunteers' Week 2022

As we conclude Volunteers' Week 2022, let's celebrate youth voice and leadership by hearing how YST volunteers have increased confidence, participation and their sense of belonging through sport.

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06 Jun 2022

How sport can create a sense of belonging and inclusion

To coincide with UK Coaching Week, Josh (23) from the ADHD Foundation, shares his experiences of being neurodiverse and the impact participating in sport has had on his sense of belonging.

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16 May 2022

Climb every mountain! #TeamYST is sharing their epic adventure to complete the Three Peaks Challenge

A team of YST staff and supporters are lacing up to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in June climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden. Follow the progress of #TeamYST in our live blog as they prepare for the demanding challenge ahead, whilst fundraising to support the crucial work that the Youth Sport Trust does.

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30 Mar 2022

Youth Sport Trust guide to the Government’s SEND Green Paper

Vicci Wells, Youth Sport Trust Head of Sport and SEND Inclusion, provides a round up on the release of the Government’s SEND and AP Green Paper.

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07 Mar 2022

How we’re tapping into the inspiration of the Winter Paralympics and giving children with SEND a voice in PE

Carina Taylor, Head of PE at Chadsgrove School, is one of 5,000 schools on the Inclusion 2024 programme. Here Carina blogs about how Chadsgrove is tapping into the inspiration of the Winter Paralympics and helping more young people with a disability to find a love for PE and sport, and develop key life skills.