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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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.


05 Nov 2019

How we are boosting children’s love of maths using Primary PE funding

Deputy head teacher at Digby C of E Primary in Lincolnshire, Donna Winters, blogs about how the Primary PE & School Sport Premium is ensuring her pupils develop a love of maths.


29 Oct 2019

How teachers are building children’s water confidence with PE funding

Ian Wood, PE co-ordinator at Kirk Ella St. Andrew’s Community Primary School East Riding, blogs about teaching children water confidence with the Primary PE & Sport Premium.


10 Oct 2019

Ben Smith: ‘Without sport, I wouldn’t be here’

YST ambassador talks about how sport helped him to ‘find his happy’ and support others on World Mental Health Day (10 October).