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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21 Oct 2020

How COVID-19 has enabled us to reignite our intra-school competition programme

Ross McNeil, Head of Year 8 and House Enrichment Leader at King Edward VII Academy, blogs about the return to PE.


09 Oct 2020

How creating a teacher self-care toolkit can help you get through the winter

YST Ambassador Dr Radha Modgil blogs about how teachers can protect their wellbeing ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October.


09 Oct 2020

Why we must protect head teachers' mental health too

Lisa Fathers, Director of Teaching School and Partnerships at Bright Futures, and Adrian Bethune, founder of Teach Happy Blog, blog about headteacher and leadership wellbeing on World Mental Health Day (10 October).


02 Oct 2020

The role of the primary PE and School Sport Premium in supporting your recovery curriculum

Our Primary PE and Achievement Lead, Emma Mackenzie-Hogg, considers how to revise your PE and School Sport Premium 2020/21 action planning to support your school’s recovery from the impacts of lockdown.


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.