The life changing benefits of play and sport are an #OpenGoal

CEO Ali Oliver discusses why the Youth Sport Trust is pleased to mark the UN’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace by supporting the second anniversary of the #OpenGoal framework.

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08 Mar 2021

This Girl Can…Create Change! on International Women’s Day and beyond

Wendy Taylor, Development Manager – Girls Active, blogs about the importance of the This Girl Can…Create Change! campaign.


05 Mar 2021

Giving a voice to young people with SEND as they return to school

Karen Erikson, Inclusion Lead at The Lakes School in Cumbria, a Youth Sport Trust Lead Inclusion School, discusses the importance of giving a voice to young people with SEND as schools return.


22 Feb 2021

How we’re using inclusive PE resources to ensure no children are left behind - and how you can too

Danika Williams, PE Lead at Peartree Spring Primary School in Stevenage, blogs about how their school is using the Youth Sport Trust Inclusion 2020 Learning and Discovery festival resources during the third national lockdown.


15 Feb 2021

Why moving matters and why we’re supporting the Youth Sport Trust

Ahead of DVT Awareness Month in March, Louis O’Neill’s parents Stanley and Lesley discuss why it’s so important to them that young people grow up with a love of movement, especially during the third national lockdown.


19 Jan 2021

How we're giving a voice to children with additional needs in alternative education

Vicci Wells, National Manager - Targeted Interventions at the Youth Sport Trust, Nathan Nwenwu, Lead Teacher for PE at Lawnswood Campus and Dave Rohman, Lead Inclusion School in Lancashire who are working with Blackpool Education Diversity, blog about a new approach to working with alternative education settings and pupil referral units (PRUs) to help young people develop life skills and their voice using PE and school sport.


08 Dec 2020

Providing all children with vital skills through inclusive school swimming and water safety

Through Inclusion 2020, the Department for SEND Inclusion in PE, School Sport and Physical Activity grant, Katie Towner, Head of Learn to Swim at Swim England, discusses the importance of all children being provided with the opportunity to learn to swim and enjoy the water.


24 Nov 2020

Ten top tips for teaching primary PE

Youth Sport Trust partner Complete PE has shared its ten top tips for teaching PE in primary schools.


11 Nov 2020

How the PE and Sport Premium is supporting our recovery curriculum

Dawn Mallett, Sport and PE Development Manager, blogs about how the PE and sport premium funding is being used with a focus on key indicators 1 and 2 in supporting the recovery curriculum at Stanton and Pepper Hill Schools.


09 Nov 2020

My Week - Lucy Ellis

Lucy Ellis, who is a Research and Evaluation specialist in the Research and Insight team at YST, talks about what a typical week looks like for her.


02 Nov 2020

How writing girls into sport can inspire the next generation

Rocky Race blogs about her struggle to find books about sport containing female role models.


30 Oct 2020

Three ways to tackle historic racism and build bridges to brighter futures for young people

As Black History Month draws to a close, YST Athlete Mentor and Triple Jump Olympian Vernon Samuels blogs about his history and how we can all make a difference to young Black people.


26 Oct 2020

Top tips for a return to PE from John Spence Community High School

Adam Pilkington, Director of Sport at John Spence Community High School, North Shields, blogs about his school's return to PE.