21 Sep 2020
Three easy ways to transform young lives as you shop this term
The world seems to have changed so much since so many of us went into lockdown on 23 March 2020. Most children and young people got sent home from school, parents became teachers and, crucially, the purse strings tightened.
17 Sep 2020
The experiences of young leaders during lockdown
This week is UK Coaching Week 2020. As part of Youth Sport Trust's celebration of the week, this blog post turns to the future and reveals the findings of a unique study we conducted with over 45 young leaders, coaches and volunteers.
10 Sep 2020
My Week - Russell Cartwright
We are excited to launch a new bi-monthly series called My Week which will take a behind the scenes look at the working week of the people who are behind the mission and goals of the Youth Sport Trust. Hear from our development managers, project teams and others to get to know their faces and learn how they keep the cogs of the YST turning. We hope you enjoy!
04 Sep 2020
How we are using Bollywood dancing to improve wellbeing
Children now known as generation lockdown have reported feeling stressed, worried and lonely. Ben Levinson, head teacher at Kensington Primary School in London, blogs about why schools need to ensure that when pupils return to classrooms and learning, they place young people’s wellbeing at the heart of the curriculum.
12 Aug 2020
Social research during COVID-19
Our Research and Insight team discuss the opportunities and challenges of social research during the pandemic.
05 Aug 2020
How can we help children stay motivated to move this summer?
Play Day. A national day to have fun, yes, but deeper than that it highlights a child’s basic right and need to play, blogs Chris Wright to mark the national awareness day on 5 August.
14 Jul 2020
Considering the Primary PE and Sport Premium
Kate Thornton-Bousfield is Head of PE and Achievement at the Youth Sport Trust. Here, she blogs about what might have been lost if the primary PE and Sport Premium funding had not been secured for 2020/21.
02 Jul 2020
Governing during the Coronavirus crisis
YST National Manager of Targeted Interventions and Chair of Governors at a primary school, Vicci Wells, blogs about governing in these extraordinary times.
22 Jun 2020
National School Sport Week at Home: LIVE 26/06
Tune in each day to read our live blog summarising key activity and what's happening throughout National School Sport Week at Home (20 to 26 June).
29 Jan 2020
How Rhys & Will are benefiting from being inclusive Sports Ambassadors
Thanks to funding from the Department for Education through Inclusion 2020, tens of thousands of pupils, 2,800 schools and 6,000 teachers and coaches are to receive inclusive opportunities and training ahead of the 2020 Games.
17 Dec 2019
GB pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw blogs about the importance of sport on young lives
Born in Preston, the British record holder for pole vault, and training for Tokyo 2020, Holly Bradshaw talks about how she got into sport and discusses why it is vital that young people see the relevance of sport to their everyday lives.
18 Nov 2019
How we are supporting children to cycle with the Primary PE funding
Peter McQuillen Strong, headteacher at Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Leeds, blogs about how the funding has helped them to get more children to learn how to ride a bike from a younger age.