Charity announces return of UK's biggest multi-sport event for school-aged athletes

As the dust settles on the Tokyo Olympics, children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has announced the return of The School Games National Finals, the UK’s biggest youth multi-sport event, next month after a three-year hiatus.

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30 Mar 2021

Youth Sport Trust announces free support to help teachers plan summer schools

The Department for Education has today published guidance for secondary schools to help progress their plans for summer schools. £200 million of funding will be distributed to secondary schools to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, whose education has suffered most during the pandemic.

26 Mar 2021

Charity teams up with Chance to Shine

The two organisations will work together to give young people the chance to develop the experience, skills and confidence that come hand in hand with an active lifestyle.

12 Mar 2021

Parents want wellbeing prioritised in schools as pandemic hits home

New research shows parents have seen a decline in their children's wellbeing.

08 Mar 2021

Open letter to children marks return to school

More than 400 schools and partners have signed up to a letter coordinated by Well Schools.

05 Mar 2021

Majority of parents say their children are less active than before lockdown

Ahead of schools’ return, our new research finds parents want to see young people active every day.

22 Feb 2021

Government confirms return of school sport

Our response to the lockdown exit roadmap.

05 Feb 2021

Charity welcomes new funding for school sport facilities

The sports facilities funding will be distributed through Sport England and their county level networks, Active Partnerships, who will work with local schools to identify who are most in need. Schools in disadvantaged areas, or areas with high inactivity among children, will also be given the opportunity to bid for funding.

01 Feb 2021

Charity unleashes power of sport for children’s minds with free resources

Children’s Mental Health Week (1 to 7 February 2021).

29 Jan 2021

Charity calls for special sport and activity recovery term when schools reopen

Almost three-quarters of teachers identified ‘low physical fitness’ as an issue when children returned to the classroom last September. The next six weeks are vital.

26 Jan 2021

New Sport England strategy comes at a pivotal time

Sport England has today launched its 10-year Uniting the Movement strategy.

26 Jan 2021

Young people empowered through sport to stand united and create social change

Unified Action, a new rapid pilot using the power of sport, is launching in five cities to connect young people with their communities, create greater diversity in sports governance and civil society, and ensure young people’s voices are heard.

25 Jan 2021

PE curriculum made virtual for the first time

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust (YST) has welcomed the decision to establish a virtual national curriculum for Physical Education (PE) in light of the decline in children’s activity levels and associated physical and mental wellbeing.