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09 Feb 2022

How do we address boys’ mental health and shape futures through sport?

Jimmy McGinn is a Partnership Manager for Liverpool School Sports Partnership. He has been working closely with Archbishop Beck College and the YST to pioneer a new approach giving boys strategies to support their wellbeing for life. Read his blog on Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week.

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03 Feb 2022

How school orienteering and outdoor learning can build children's physical literacy

Keith McDowall from Enrich Education tells YST how their school orienteering and outdoor learning programmes contribute to the physical Iiteracy journey of all young people.

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02 Feb 2022

How physical activity links to cognitive function and learning in young people

Academics from Nottingham Trent University’s Sport Science department have been researching the effects of physical activity on cognitive function. Here, Associate Professor Dr Simon Cooper summarises some of their key findings and what they might mean for schools.

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17 Jan 2022

Educating Afghanistan Refugees within Cheshire East through the power of sport

Dave Evans, Head of Alternative Provision, blogs about how The Lodge Alternative Provision in Sandbach, Cheshire, embraced change and used the universal language of cricket to break down learning barriers and build a community for Afghanistan Refugees.

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30 Nov 2021

Speak It Fleek It – How we launched a mental health campaign in response to Covid

A group of year 11 students at The Bulwell Academy in Nottingham bring to life their experiences of the Wimbledon Foundation’s initiative Set for Success and how they launched a mental health campaign through the initiative. Read their blog below:

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29 Oct 2021

Top tips for PE lesson nightmares

We asked three PE practitioners from YST member schools for their teaching nightmares, student spooks and three ‘trick or treats’ to ensure your PE lessons are scarily good this half-term.

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22 Oct 2021

Celebrating black sport pioneers can help us to break down barriers

Lipa Nessa, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust Youth Board, blogs about how sport is an anchor in her life and a special visit to 10 Downing Street to mark Black History Month.

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16 Sep 2021

Class of 2035: 'As we move out of the pandemic, we have to work to ensure we don’t see activity levels decrease'

As our charity launches a landmark piece of new research into young people’s future relationships with PE and school sport this week, Sport England’s Executive Director of Children and Young People Mike Diaper, has supported the findings. Read Mike’s response.

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12 Jul 2021

Pedal power! Ali shares journey from Land’s End to John o' Groats

Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, Ali Oliver MBE, has set off on a mega challenge to cycle the whole length of Great Britain to mark 25 years of empowering young people and equipping educators. Follow Ali’s journey here as she recaps the power of sport.

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08 Jul 2021

See how some young athletes are inspiring other young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to stay active

Funded through the Peter Harrison Foundation and working in partnership with Highfurlong School (Blackpool), Slated Row School (Milton Keynes) and Budmouth Academy (Weymouth), young people have both co-designed and created a suite of online sport and physical activity videos. Below you’ll find some blogs from some of the young people involved sharing their stories to help inspire other young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to stay active over the summer. There are a range of sports and activities covered, including football, boxing, judo, athletics, cheerleading and Special Olympics Motor Activities Training.

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21 Jun 2021

See what schools, young people and organisations have been up to this week for National School Sport Week 2021: Together Again

See what schools, young people and organisations have been up to this week for National School Sport Week 2021: Together Again

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20 Jun 2021

Father's Day: Why parents are powerful role models for teenagers when it comes to sport

This weekend marks the beginning of the Youth Sport Trust’s National School Sport Week (19 to 25 June). With schools across the UK due to hold the biggest ever week of school sports days from Monday, the charity is turning its attention to Father’s Day.