Physical activity programme to plug social mobility gap

A programme has been launched in a bid to close the educational gap for the UK’s most disadvantaged children and help them to become school ready.
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YST welcomes Ofsted's plans for inspection refocus

Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust has responded to Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman’s statement on shifting the focus from exam results to a more rounded curriculum.
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Education Secretary makes drive for more competitive school sport

The charity said it is 'hugely encouraging' that the Secretary of State is so passionate about the importance of school sport.
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Charity champions top tips to support parents in sport

National children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust is one of many organisations that will be backing the NSPCC’s Parents in Sport Week between 1 and 7 October.
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Charity echoes MPs' calls to put a stop to childhood obesity

The Youth Sport Trust has responded to MPs' calls in the Times and Mail on Sunday to ensure that more is done to engage target groups and help put a stop to childhood obesity.
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New programme to ignite girls’ passion for fitness & Gaelic football

Teenage girls in Ireland are set to be inspired to participate in football through a new pilot programme which will help them to lead healthy, active lives and be fronted by Gaelic football stars.
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Youth Sport Trust response to UK Active’s Generation Inactive 2 report

Responding to UK Active’s Generation Inactive 2 report , Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver said: “UK Active are absolutely right to be sounding a warning about the decline in physical activity among young people and its consequences. Today’s young people are among the least active ever, and their wellbeing is in desperate decline."
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Charity celebrates future sports stars following 2018 School Games

More than 1,000 talented young athletes who competed at the UK’s biggest youth multi-sports event could be propelled towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Dame Katherine Grainger discusses athlete wellbeing at School Games

As more than 1,000 athletes compete in the 2018 School Games, a springboard for future sports stars, Dame Katherine Grainger discusses why medals and success cannot come at the expense of athlete’s wellbeing.
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Teenagers’ fast footwork impress England Rose at 2018 School Games

As the charity delivers the School Games National Finals, the biggest multi-sport event for the nation’s most talented school aged athletes this weekend (30 August to 2 September) with funding from Sport England National Lottery, a targeted group of teenage girls have been inspired by thousands of aspiring athletes and England Rose Beth Cobden.
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2018 School Games National Finals gets underway

More than 1,000 school-age athletes will be taking part in the 2018 School Games National Finals which start today (Thursday 30 August) at Loughborough University.
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BLOG: What is the most important piece of exam analysis for PE departments?

By Youth Sport Trust Head of Physical Education and Achievement, Will Swaithes
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Teachers want PE to be more valued, but do we truly understand why we teach it?

As the news headlines continue to stack up around childhood obesity and declining mental wellbeing in young people, Youth Sport Trust Head of Physical Education and Achievement Will Swaithes, discusses why PE is only as good as its weakest link and considers whether we really know its true value.
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Star-studded ambassadors revealed to judge awards

Female high-profile sports ambassadors have been revealed to sit on the judging panel of the Girls Active Awards.
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Charity celebrates London 2012 legacy as record numbers compete in school sport

Six years to the day since the opening of London 2012, one of the biggest legacy projects to come out of the UK’s opportunity to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games is celebrating its most successful year to date.
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Cheque handover

City Quiz raises record £10,000 for YST International

A cheque for £10,000 has been presented to Youth Sport Trust International by the organisers of the City Quiz, an annual event which was again staged at The Alice Bar in London. The funds raised will help us to deliver training and sport for development projects all over the world.
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Primary school children doing PE

Ofsted’s obesity reviews recognises the key role of PE – YST response

YST responds to Ofsted review of obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools.
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BLOG: Why we need to do more to make sport inclusive for all

Following Disability Awareness Day (15 July), Development Manager for the Youth Sport Trust’s Inclusive Sport Programmes Vicci Wells, discusses inclusivity and ensuring accessible, inspiring and meaningful opportunities for all.
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BLOG: How our school is supporting young people to achieve their potential through sport

Keeping children and young people active is high on the agenda at Hawkedon Primary School. The school has seen the benefits that participating in sport and PE brings and this is why it supported children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust.
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BLOG: How cycling can help with school readiness

As a teacher in Sheffield, I think cycling is really important to learn not only for the physical benefits like reducing obesity and for stress levels, but to boost children’s emotional and mental health.
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Young people say skills learnt in PE will help with future careers

Children say PE is teaching them about far more than just sporting skills, with a survey of more than 6,500 pupils saying they believe what they learn in PE will improve their employment prospects.
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Charity celebrates success of 10th National School Sport Week

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust (YST) is celebrating the success of its National School Sport Week as it saw over 5,000 schools across the country register to take part.
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The FA and Youth Sport Trust celebrate engaging more girls

As England prepare to face Belgium in the FIFA World Cup today, the FA and Youth Sport Trust are celebrating engaging hundreds of female football activators through the Game of Our Own partnership during National School Sport Week.
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MPs celebrate school sport at Parliamentary Reception

MPs, policymakers, head teachers, sporting stars and young people joined national children's charity the Youth Sport Trust in the Houses of Parliament to celebrate the power of sport to change lives.
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Let's get children and young people excited about play and sport

Hundreds of thousands of young people will take part in physical activities in schools, nurseries and at home this week as part of the Youth Sport Trust’s (YST) National School Sport Week.
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YST responds to new childhood obesity strategy

Support for schools and teachers will be vital if government's latest childhood obesity strategy is to achieve its aim, says YST Chief Executive Ali Oliver.
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Partnership supports teachers to get pupils active in maths

National children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has cemented its partnership with Maths of the Day by collaborating to offer primary schools in the country access to free active maths workshops.
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BLOG: Why we’re ‘walking to Moscow’ to raise money for the Youth Sport Trust

Ross McNeil is from King Edward VII Academy. He blogs about how pupils are travelling to the World Cup – symbolically – to get active and raise money for the YST on National School Sport Week.
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BLOG: How sport can unite us all

The Jo Cox Foundation is teaming up with the Youth Sport Trust to tackle loneliness among all ages, writes Jo's sister.
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New report gives insight into youth boards

Insight into engaging young stakeholders has today been launched by Sport and Recreation Alliance in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust.
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Podium finish at Sports Business Awards

Children's charity the Youth Sport Trust has been successful in a podium finish for the Best Sports Charity at the 2018...
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Charity welcomes new standards in children's coaching

National children’s charity, the Youth Sport Trust, has welcomed the release of professional coaching standards by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).
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Teachers need more support to nurture a love of PE and school sport

As new data is released today from the National Child Measurement Programme , the Youth Sport Trust has said more support should be given to teachers to help primary school children develop a love of PE and movement.
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New resource tool gives teachers skills to get children cycling

British Cycling and HSBC UK, in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, have launched a new programme in schools with the aim of ensuring that every child in the UK is given the opportunity to learn to ride a bike.
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National School Sport Week returns

Hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK will take part in a week-long celebration of play and sport this June, thanks to national children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust.
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BLOG: How mentally healthy schools could tackle declining wellbeing

Chris Wright, Head of Wellbeing at the Youth Sport Trust, discusses how a Greater Manchester collaboration could create a blueprint for addressing the decline in young people’s wellbeing on Mental Health Awareness Week.
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BLOG: Helping your class through exam stress - tips for teachers

Julia Clements, Principal Educational Psychologist at Place2Be, gives advice to teachers on four ways they can support students with stress on Mental Health Awareness Week.
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New partnership to get more kids and families active

YST has teamed up with Go Fest to get more children and families moving and enjoying the outdoors.
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Charity calls on government to invest in PE to tackle mental health

Commenting on the Education and Health and Social Care Committees response to the government's Green Paper on children's mental health, the Youth Sport Trust has said it is disappointing to see little reference to the link between physical activity, play and sport on mental health.
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BLOG: How do we use active play to address the ‘word gap’?

With the announcement by DfE of two multi-million-pound schemes to help boost early language and literacy development for disadvantaged children, Chris Wright Head of Wellbeing at the Youth Sport Trust, discusses why play should be part of the language development discussion.
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YST Girls Active Awards go live for 2018

The Awards are a celebration of the work 8 to 18-year-old girls are doing through the Girls Active programme.
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BLOG: Why I’m attempting a World Record to cut childhood obesity

James Hesling is attempting a Guinness World Record for children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust in order to raise £25,000. Here he blogs about his journey so far.
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Schools wanted for new Teacher Training Project

Would your school like to take part in a pilot project that will improve the quality of PE and sport you offer?
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Runners raise £23k to tackle children's wellbeing decline

Nine runners have powered through one of the most popular marathon courses in the world to help raise money and improve the lives of young people through sport.
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New strategy launches to combat decline of children's wellbeing

A generation is growing up ill-equipped to deal with the daily challenges of the 21st century, says a national children’s charity.
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BLOG: From Newcastle to Nottingham – girls brought together to develop leadership skills

Susie McShane, Senior Communications Manager at Women in Sport, blogs about her visit to the Girls Active Coaches Camp last weekend.
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Rugby Union star flying high as he is named YST Sportsperson of the Year

Talented rugby union fly-half Marcus Smith has been named as the Youth Sport Trust Sportsperson of the Year at the 2018 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards ( BEDSAs ).
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New data reveals young people increasingly unhappy with their friendships

As new data is released by the ONS around children's wellbeing and social relationships, YST Chief Executive Officer Ali Oliver, has responded to findings around the proportion of children aged 10 to 15 who are increasingly unhappy with their friendships.
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Ground-breaking programme to build healthier and happier communities through cricket

Breaking Boundaries, funded by Spirit of 2012, will be delivered by the Youth Sport Trust and Sporting Equals. It will use cricket to bring different ethnic and faith communities closer together, fostering mutual respect and friendships.
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DfE update on Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

The Department for Education have published details of the allocations of the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund, as well as guidance and terms and conditions of the funding.
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Mental health pilot launched by sports stars

A six-month rapid pilot has launched in Greater Manchester schools to deliver mental health and emotional wellbeing support to children in response to rising mental health struggles in young people.
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Children inspired by Winter Paralympians at festivals

Young people with and without Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) are set to try their hand at a series of winter sports like New Age Kurling and Para Biathlon as part of a series of celebratory festivals.
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New programme sends powerful message to girls

The Youth Sport Trust (YST) has teamed up with Sophie Radcliffe, adventure athlete, blogger and now, youth mentor on a new innovative programme to boost confidence and self-belief among teenage girls and get them active.
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How to spend it: A guide to Primary PE & Sport Premium

In light of Minister Nadhim Zahawi’s announcement on the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding at our Conference this week, Chief Executive of YST Ali Oliver blogs about how schools can create a lasting legacy.
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Latest research and insight shared at conference

Minister Nadhim Zahawi makes new announcement on future of Primary PE and Sport Premium funding at the YST 2018 Conference, opened by Dr John Ratey.
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BLOG: Giving young people with SEND a voice

As we start a new school term, this blog focuses on the importance of including all young people in decision making, and the key questions Governors and Trustees should be asking to ensure true diversity of thought in our schools.
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BLOG: Let's make history and bring about a PE evolution

Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, blogs about the charity's new research into PE provision in secondary schools.
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Research finds whistle being blown on secondary PE

Time on the curriculum for Physical Education is being squeezed, new research from a leading children’s charity shows.
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Schools will always have a huge role to play in ensuring pupils fit to learn

The Youth Sport Trust has responded to a study released today on the effectiveness of a childhood obesity programme delivered through schools.
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Why we must all support children to believe that their best version of themselves is good enough

Head of Wellbeing at Youth Sport Trust, Chris Wright, discusses the impact of social media on young people as part of Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week
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Girls 'Step Up for Change' at Aylesbury launch event

A new programme which will encourage 14 to 18-year-olds to inspire and guide younger, primary-aged girls to love PE, sport and physical activity and set them up for future healthy and happy lives has launched in Aylesbury today.
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Outreach programme supports over 10,000 young people

Youth Sport Trust, the national children’s charity, worked with Northamptonshire County Council to deliver the programme PE2020 Active Healthy Minds to students.
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'Children need to move more' - says Youth Sport Trust in response to new data

Chris Wright, Head of Wellbeing at the Youth Sport Trust, responds to the recent data from the ONS on children's engagement with the outdoors and sports activities.
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Hillingdon outreach project receives almost £50,000 cash boost

An outreach programme set up by a national children’s charity to support young, disadvantaged girls in Hillingdon has received a £47,286 grant from Heathrow Community Fund.
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BLOG: ‘Why we approach PE and sport as a lifestyle choice at our school’

Swim a mile, help lead a primary club, write up a match report for a sporting event; these are three of the 52 things that are on King Alfred Academy’s bucket list for students.
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Westminster pupils move more with help from Team GB sprinter

Inner city London primary pupils received a special visit to their rooftop playground from Jeanette Kwakye while learning to be playground leaders.
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Charity ‘Teams Up’ with national bodies to support girls' sport

A PE teacher in Southampton has been recognised for supporting the development of girls’ sport through a national campaign.
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Inclusivity festivals inspire over 2,500 children

More than 30,960 boccia balls have been thrown and 200 seated volleyball games taken place in a bid to get primary school children across the UK thinking about how they can be more inclusive at school.
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New pilot hopes to transform children's coaching

Introducing child centred training for children’s coaches in the school sport environment is the vision behind a new programme led by a children’s charity and UK Coaching.
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Programme rolled out to get girls active in Northern Ireland

Getting more teenage girls active is the aim of a programme to be rolled out across parts of Northern Ireland following a successful four-month pilot with nearly 1,500 girls and 10 schools in the country.
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BLOG: Why we need to ensure all girls have a sporting start in life

Ali Oliver discusses the barriers that girls are facing in physical activity and sport - following recent research through the Girls Active programme - and how YST will stop girls from missing out.
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New app launches to help teachers get primary school children active for life

A new digital app designed to equip primary school teachers with better skills to improve children’s movement and help them to become active for life has been launched.
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Paralympic Champion Jonnie Peacock opens inclusive playground

Sheffield pupils win Sainsbury’s funded £50,000 playground makeover through Active Kids Paralympic Challenge.
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National mental and physical health initiative launched in schools

A new national initiative led by youth sport charity the Youth Sport Trust to improve the physical, social and mental wellbeing of secondary school children will be piloted in 25 schools across the country.
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BLOG: Why the doubled premium has helped us to lay strong PE and sport foundations

Acting head teacher of Glynne Primary School in Dudley, Tracey Powell, discusses how the primary PE and sport premium funding boost will help her school to continue to put PE firmly on the curriculum.
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BLOG: How we are giving pupils a positive start to the day

Anna Sullivan, Acting Deputy Headteacher at Cardwell Primary School in Woolwich, blogs about how extra funding through the Primary PE and sport premium is ensuring her pupils get a healthy and happy start to the day.
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BLOG: How the PE and sport premium is helping us engage hard to reach children

Steve Tindall, headteacher of Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Surrey, blogs about how his school will help hard to reach children in PE and sport.
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PE and sport premium will create lasting legacy in primary schools

Primary school PE could be ‘transformed for a generation’ by new funding

Training for teachers, more varied activities, and new equipment to get classes moving are helping to usher in a ‘once in a generation’ transformation of PE in primary schools.
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BLOG: How support for parents in sport has changed across a generation – no more ‘what ifs’

Head of Wellbeing at the Youth Sport Trust, Chris Wright, discusses how support for sports parents has dramatically changed for the better since the last decade.
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Ben Goodall: Why it takes a special kind of selflessness to support your child in their sport

‘It takes a special kind of selflessness to support your child in their sport’ – Ben Goodall

Ben Goodall, who has just been selected to represent GB in the 2017 World Age Group Championships for Tumbling, reflects on the support of his parents during Parents in Sport Week.
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Top 10 tips for parents to engage their children in sport

How to get your children active – 10 top tips for parents

‘How do I become a better sports parent?’ is a question parents may be asking themselves. For Parents in Sport Week we have created 10 top tips across the three key stages of your child’s sporting development on how you can support them to be the best they can be.
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New guidance offers parents 14 simple steps to get their children active

Youth Sport Trust has released simple guidance for parents on National Parents in Sport Week to help get families active.
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2017 School Games Opening Ceremony – view of stage and fireworks display

Opening ceremony gets 2017 School Games National Finals underway

The four-day event will see 1,600 young athletes compete in 12 different sports at Loughborough University.
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Alex Danson

More female role models needed to close gender gap in sport

Sporting heroes Charlotte Edwards and Alex Danson will host a master-class for some of this year’s competing athletes to mark the start of the 2017 School Games at Loughborough University.
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Want to change the future of secondary PE?

Does your secondary PE offer need a facelift to be more meaningful and relevant to students and senior leaders? Do you want to debate and inform on future policy around secondary PE? If so, this road show is for you!
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Support for physical activity in young people continues

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to confirm continued support for young people to get more physically active.
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Youth Sport Trust launch Girls Active in Northern Ireland

Girls Active is an initiative from the charity the Youth Sport Trust, which is run in partnership with Women in Sport.
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Active children means active minds

Recent research which found that children learn better when they are physically active supports how the Youth Sport Trust encourages teachers to incorporate exercise and movement into daily lessons.
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Our Impact

Read our latest Impact Report – 2016 in review

Find out more about the positive difference we have made to the lives of young people, through improving mental and physical wellbeing, providing leadership opportunities and increasing their overall achievement level.
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Youth Sport Trust signs partnership agreement with UKAD

The Youth Sport Trust and the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) have signed a partnership agreement to strengthen efforts to inform and educate young athletes on the values of clean sport.
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Hannah Cockroft opens National Talent Camp

A host of young elite athletes, coaches and officials will find out how to reach their potential in the sporting field when they join World and Paralympic Champion Hannah Cockroft at the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp.
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Obesity Strategy

The Youth Sport Trust today welcomes the investment in school sport outlined in the Government's Childhood Obesity Strategy.
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ICAP fundraise for Youth Sport Trust

ICAP fundraise for Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust is set to benefit from fundraising efforts made by ICAP employees taking part in the L'Etape cycling event.
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13 Youth Sport Trust Mentors get set for Rio 2016

13 Olympians and Paralympians, who work as Athlete Mentors for the Youth Sport Trust, are making final preparations to their game ahead of the global multi-sports competition which gets underway on 5 August.
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YST crew break two world records on epic rowing challenge

The first ever female crew to row West to East, have returned from a heroic challenge which saw them row across the Atlantic and smash two world records, whilst raising funds for YST International.
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Fundraising week launched to get kids active

Fundraising week launched to get kids active

Active Inspiration Week took place from 11 to 17 July with clubs up and down the country raising money to help get children active.
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Jessica Ennis-Hill surprises Chris Badger with award

Jessica Ennis-Hill surprises Chris Badger with award

In the run up to the Rio Olympics, Jessica Ennis-Hill was among elite athletes who gave surprise presentations to winners of the Sky Sports Living for Sports Awards.
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Sue Campbell to receive honorary degree

Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, is to receive an honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University today for her services to sport.
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New campaign encourages more disabled people to be active

As the nation gets set to embrace a summer of sport, a campaign to encourage and support disabled people, along with their friends and family, to become more active launches today.
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Inclusive Futures

Students join forces with Paralympians to encourage volunteering

With the Paralympics around the corner, the Youth Sport Trust is leading a fresh community drive to encourage more disabled young people into volunteering as part of Inclusive Futures.
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Just 1 Project aims to raise £500,000 for five charities using social media

The Youth Sport Trust is one of five charities set to benefit from the Just 1 Project - which could change forever how we donate to charities and the way in which they fundraise.
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What's happening in the Summer Term 2016?

Shape the future of PE and school sport with our national survey

We are committed to building a brighter future for all children and young people and as part of our mission to achieve this there are a number of important dates and activities over the coming months.
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Positive impact of sport and physical activity in schools

Positive impact of sport and physical activity in schools is highlighted in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

The far reaching positive impact of sport and physical activity in schools and during young people’s leisure time has been clearly outlined in a consensus statement published in the BJSM.
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World class athletes inspire primary children

More than 4,300 primary school children have had the chance to try out a range of different sports this academic year, through Sky Sports Living for Sport Live events.
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National School Sport Week is here!

Schools across the country are celebrating the Youth Sport Trust’s National School Sport Week this week (20 - 24 June).
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Event celebrates PE2020 partnership

Event celebrates PE2020 partnership

School leaders from across Northamptonshire have gathered at the House of Lords today to raise awareness of the Youth Sport Trust’s PE2020 Active Healthy Minds programme.
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Rowing crew set off on epic challenge

An all female crew has set off on an epic challenge to row across the Atlantic in a bid to break three world records, while raising valuable funds for Youth Sport Trust International.
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Kimberly Wyatt kicks off Well-Fit school tour

Kimberly is visiting five schools to help shape her Well-Fit primary school initiative aimed at girls and boys using dance to increase physical activity levels, self esteem and boost confidence.
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Chris Hoy presents Abbie with Sky Sports Living for Sport Award

Sir Chris Hoy rescues Bo’ness student from broken down school bus on a rickshaw

Staged rescue to surprise Bo’ness Academy student with Sky Sports Living for Sport Award.
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Augmented reality

Technology could help improve children’s fitness and welfare in the next decade

The technology often blamed for rising childhood obesity will in the future help make children fitter and healthier, a new report predicts.
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YST Factor finalists 2016

Street dance act wins place to perform at the 2016 School Games national finals

Youngsters from across the country descended on Loughborough to perform under the watchful eyes of Youth Sport Trust ambassador and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt in a bid to win the YST Factor.
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Colemans London Marathon

Thank you to our London Marathon runners

A total of nine runners have helped raise nearly £20,000 for the Youth Sport Trust.
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Sky Sports Living for Sport  Teacher of the Year Natalie Wilsher

Hertfordshire science teacher crowned Teacher of the Year

Natalie Wilsher of The Sele School was surprised with the award by Thierry Henry and Saturday Night Football Presenter David Jones.
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Out of school activities improve children’s educational attainment, study reveals

Out of school activities improve children’s educational attainment, study reveals

YST welcomes a report from UCL’s Institute of Education which identifies that participating in organised sports and joining after school clubs can help to improve academic performance and social skills.
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 Siblings join forces to run the London Marathon and smash their fundraising target

Siblings join forces to run the London Marathon and smash their fundraising target

A group of four siblings have smashed their fundraising goal having already raised nearly £11,000 for the Youth Sport Trust in the run up to the Virgin Money London Marathon this weekend.
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First experience of PE crucial says Youth Sport Trust

First experience of PE crucial says Youth Sport Trust

Mental health charity Mind is today launching its new Get Set to Go campaign to promote the benefits of exercise and physical activity for people with mental health problems.
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PE 2020

Young people work together with teachers in a bid to improve student health and wellbeing

The Young Health Champions programme has launched at a conference in Northamptonshire to highlight a training scheme for students to support their peers lead more active and healthy lifestyles.
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Girls Active Camp 2016

More than 150 girls from across the country spent the weekend at Loughborough University as the Youth Sport Trust’s Girls Active Camp inspired young women to be more physically active.
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YST Inclusive Future Camp 2015

National Inclusive Futures Camp brings together young people to challenge the perceptions of disability

120 young people from across the UK will take part in the Inclusive Futures Camp this weekend.
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Budget announcement has potential for transformational change

Budget announcement has potential for transformational change

The Youth Sport Trust has welcomed news announced in the Budget today that will see significant further investment in PE and school sport.
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Celebrating success of Bupa Start to Move

Celebrating success of Bupa Start to Move

Teachers, young people and senior executives from Bupa UK and the Youth Sport Trust have attended a special reception at the House of Lords to celebrate the success of Bupa Start to Move.
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News - Special Olympics GB & Youth Sport Trust team up to launch Play Unified

Special Olympics GB & Youth Sport Trust team up to launch Play Unified

YST and Special Olympics Great Britain are delighted to announce its exciting new campaign aimed at changing perceptions of and attitudes towards young people with intellectual disabilities.
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Kimberly Wyatt unveils new initiative to support fitness in schools through dance

Kimberly Wyatt unveils new initiative to support fitness in schools through dance

Youth Sport Trust ambassador Kimberly Wyatt has unveiled plans of Well-Fit a unique initiative to use PE and school sport to enhance wellbeing and self-confidence in primary schools.
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Youth Sport Trust responds to Sport England consultation

Youth Sport Trust responds to Sport England consultation

As a result of the Government’s new strategy for sport, a consultation was released by Sport England to address the new responsibilities conferred to them.
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The Youth Sport Trust launches new website

Leading PE, school sport and physical activity charity, the Youth Sport Trust, is delighted to be able to announce that its new website is now live.
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How we work - Learning - 2016 National Conference

Youth Sport Trust 2016 Conference

Our 2016 Conference takes place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Thursday 3 March.
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News - Ade Adepitan calls for inclusive sport for all

Paralympian Ade Adepitan calls for inclusive school sport for all

Paralympic athlete and TV personality Ade Adepitan has been unveiled as the ambassador for the new multi sport wheelchair from Youth Sport Direct.
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Easah Suliman wins BEDSA Young Person of the Year award

Easah Suliman, Aston Villa and England under-17 defender, has been awarded Youth Sport Trust Young Person of the Year award at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Awards (BEDSA).
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Youth Sport Direct launches i-Academy

i-Academy provides vocational courses to individual learners in the early years, active leisure and education sectors, as well as bespoke e-learning and training development services.
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Youth Sport Trust launches ‘My Rio Journey’

We are delighted to announce that we have reached a significant milestone with over 4,000 schools now signed up to the Youth Sport Trust Membership scheme.
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Spirit of 2012 awards £4.5 million to help people get active

The Youth Sport Trust has welcomed the latest awards from Spirit of 2012 to help people 'Get Out & Get Active' across the UK.
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Youth Sport Trust congratulates Sue Campbell on new FA role

Youth Sport Trust congratulates Sue Campbell on new FA role

The Youth Sport Trust today congratulates Baroness Sue Campbell after she was named by the The FA as its new Head of Women's Football.
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Youth Sport Trust supports young people to Get Set for Community Action

Youth Sport Trust supports young people to Get Set for Community Action

The Youth Sport Trust is proud to be a delivery partner for Get Set for Community Action.
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Thierry Henry Sky Sports Living for Sport

Sky Sports Living for Sport Student of the Year nominations now open

The Youth Sport Trust is urging schools to nominate a student for the Sky Sports Living for Sport 2014/15 Student of the Year Award.
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Sainsbury's Active Kids Paralympic Challenge

Daniel Sturridge and Jonnie Peacock launch Sainsbury's Active Kids Paralympic Challenge

Daniel Sturridge joined Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock in Liverpool to launch a new initiative to get more young people involved in inclusive sport and to raise awareness of Paralympic sport.
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How we work - Solutions - Skills2Achieve

New online tool created to track students’ progress in PE and school sport

Schools and students will be able to accurately track progress in PE and school sport thanks to an innovative tool unveiled by the Youth Sport Trust and Sportsdata.
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Rugby World Cup 2015 engages schools and young people across the country

Rugby World Cup 2015 engages schools and young people across the country

The Youth Engagement Programme for Rugby World Cup 2015 has been hailed a huge success, providing thousands of young people with opportunities to engage in the world's third largest sporting event.
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Jessica Ennis-Hill encourages more girls to take up sport

Jessica Ennis-Hill encourages more girls to take up sport

Jessica Ennis-Hill called for more to be done to encourage the nation's young people, particularly girls, to play sport as a means of boosting their confidence, health and wellbeing.
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Change4Life Primary School Sport Clubs reach over quarter of a million young people

Change4Life Primary School Sport Clubs reach over quarter of a million young people

More children are becoming active and healthy thanks to Change4Life Primary School Sports Clubs, an independent report has found.
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Olympian Victoria Pendleton headlines SGO Summit to improve school sport

Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton will speak to fellow advocates for youth sport in Coventry in a bid to grow competitive school sport in England.
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BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015 nominations open

BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015 nominations open

Nominations are open for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015.
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Iraqi teachers continue to deliver quality PE with support from UK schools

Iraqi schools continue to deliver high quality PE and school sport despite ongoing political challenges following the implementation of a three-year programme delivered by British Council with YST.
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Youth Sport Trust responds to Government consultation

Youth Sport Trust responds to Government consultation

The Youth Sport Trust welcomed the Government's Consultation Paper - A New Strategy for Sport and the response we developed.
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YST Ambassador Jason Gardener elected UK Athletics President

YST Ambassador Jason Gardener elected UK Athletics President

Youth Sport Trust Ambassador Jason Gardener has today been confirmed as the next president of UK Athletics.
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New study warns of confidence crisis amongst British teenagers

New study warns of confidence crisis amongst British teenagers

Sky Academy has published extensive new research examining the confidence issues faced by young people aged 11-24 in the UK.
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Rugby World Cup Trophy to Downing Street

Over 100 young people visit Number 10 as Rugby World Cup 2015 comes to Downing Street

Representatives from five schools were invited to Downing Street on Thursday as part of the countdown to Rugby World Cup 2015.
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Tennis beyond the baseline

Tennis professionals support young people through Beyond the Baseline programme

The Youth Sport Trust and the Tennis Foundation have announced a three year partnership to engage young people who may be struggling with their behaviour, confidence or academic performance.
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Youth Sport Trust achieves healthy workplace status

Youth Sport Trust achieves healthy workplace status

YST has been commended for demonstrating its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees by receiving a Simplyhealth Healthy Workplace award.
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Soreen activity packs encourage families to be more active together

Soreen activity packs encourage families to be more active together

The Youth Sport Trust has partnered with Soreen, maker of the original malt loaf, to encourage parents to have more fun with their children through active play.
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Loughborough confirmed to host 2016 School Games national finals

Loughborough confirmed to host 2016 School Games national finals

Loughborough University has been confirmed as the host city for the 2016 School Games national finals, following the conclusion of this year's event in Manchester.
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Stunning ceremony closes Sainsbury's 2015 School Games

The Sainsbury's 2015 School Games officially drew to a close on Sunday as achievements and performances were celebrated at the closing ceremony in Manchester.
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Sainsbury's 2015 School Games kick off in Manchester

Sainsbury's 2015 School Games kick off in Manchester

An opening ceremony featuring world champions and Olympic and Paralympic heroes will welcome the 1,600 athletes, 500 volunteers and young coaches to the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games in Manchester.
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The Youth Sport Trust responds to State of Child Health report

New findings highlight importance of PE and school sport in supporting the wellbeing of young people

New research released this week by the Children's Society showing English children are among the unhappiest in the world at school makes for 'worrying reading'.
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Youth Sport Trust welcomes Government’s public consultation on a new Sport Strategy in the UK

Youth Sport Trust welcomes Government’s public consultation on a new Sport Strategy in the UK

The Youth Sport Trust has welcomed the Government's wide-ranging public consultation on a new Sport Strategy in the UK.
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Baroness Campbell: A year in review

Baroness Campbell: A year in review

As another academic year comes to close it seems an appropriate time to reflect on another big year of change and challenge.
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Inspirational young people honoured at House of Lords for Connecting Communities Awards

Inspirational young people honoured at House of Lords for Connecting Communities Awards

12 inspirational young people from some of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Great Britain have been honoured for remarkable efforts at the Connecting Communities Awards.
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How we work - Solutions - PE2020 Active Healthy Minds

Northamptonshire launches innovative strategy to improve student health and wellbeing

A trailblazing scheme which seeks to transform how schools impact on students' mental wellbeing through PE, sport and physical activity launched in Northamptonshire today.
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Vitality British 10km London Run to raise money for the Youth Sport Trust

Vitality British 10km London Run to raise money for the Youth Sport Trust

Six dedicated runners have signed up to raise funds for the Youth Sport Trust by taking part in the Vitality British 10km London Run on Sunday 12 July 2015.
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Change4Life and Disney look to get young people moving with 10 Minute Shake Up

Change4Life and Disney look to get young people moving with 10 Minute Shake Up

Change4Life and Disney have today teamed up to launch '10 Minute Shake Up' to encourage young people to undertake their recommended daily 60 minutes of physical activity.
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National School Sport Week hailed a huge success

National School Sport Week hailed a huge success

National School Sport Week has been hailed a huge success after more than 5,000 schools from across England and Wales took part in a range of exciting activities to celebrate the event from 22-26 June.
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Alison Oliver to become interim chief executive

Ali Oliver confirmed Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive

Ali Oliver has today been confirmed Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust by the charity's Board of Directors following a rigorous external recruitment process.
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Inclusive Futures initiative backed for additional year

Inclusive Futures scheme smashes volunteer recruitment target

Spirit of 2012 funded programme 'An Inclusive Future' has successfully achieved its target of recruiting 1,000 young disabled and non-disabled volunteers three months ahead of schedule.
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University of Leicester researchers partner with Youth Sport Trust to get Girls

University of Leicester researchers partner with Youth Sport Trust to get Girls Active

Researchers from the University of Leicester are working with YST to determine whether school-based physical activity could help provide the key to encouraging adolescent girls to stay active.
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Sporting stars visit Swansea to celebrate National School Sport Week

Sporting stars visit Swansea to celebrate National School Sport Week

Olympic sprint champion Jason Gardener and Commonwealth gymnastics champion Frankie Jones joined pupils from Bishop Gore School in Swansea today to celebrate National School Sport Week.
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Milestone for Sainsbury’s Inclusive PE as 5,000 benefit from teacher training

Milestone for Sainsbury’s Inclusive PE as 5,000 benefit from teacher training

To mark 5,000 successfully trained PE staff, the EFDS, Youth Sport Trust and colleagues from a local Sainsbury's store visited an Inclusive PE training session in Wolverhampton.
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Skills2Achieve partners Charlton Athletic Community Trust to develop physical literacy

Skills2Achieve partners Charlton Athletic Community Trust to develop physical literacy

Skills2Achieve, a new programme from the Youth Sport Trust, is set to support teachers in developing physical literacy and keeping children active.
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Wirral students recieve visit from inline skating star Jenna Downing to celebrate National School Sport Week

Wirral students receive visit from inline skating star Jenna Downing to celebrate National School Sport Week

Inline Skating World Champion Jenna Downing today joined students from Clare Mount Specialist Sports College in Birkenhead to celebrate National School Sport Week.
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Sporting stars visit Wednesbury students to celebrate National School Sport Week

Sporting stars visit Wednesbury students to celebrate National School Sport Week

Paralympic medalist Mel Clarke joined Commonwealth champion Frankie Jones and 400m sprinter Daniel Caines to meet students in Wednesbury to celebrate National School Sport Week.
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Bournemouth students take to the beach to celebrate National School Sport Week

Bournemouth students take to the beach to celebrate National School Sport Week

Local students enjoyed a sports day with a difference when taking to the beach in celebration of National School Sport Week.
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Young people at risk of becoming ‘hostages to handheld devices’ warns Youth Sport Trust

Young people at risk of becoming ‘hostages to handheld devices’ warns Youth Sport Trust

Ali Oliver has warned that future generations of young people are at risk of living their lives devoted to technology, 'hostages to handheld devices' and disengaged from physical activity.
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National School Sport Week gets underway as NAHT announces Youth Sport Trust as partner charity

National School Sport Week gets underway as NAHT announces Youth Sport Trust as partner charity

To mark the start of National School Sport Week, the NAHT has announced that it is to partner with YST as its charity of choice, underlining the importance of PE and sport in education.
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Ali Oliver comments on ukactive report

Ali Oliver comments on ukactive report

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver has responded to a report published by ukactive which calls to test children's fitness, by highlighting the need for high quality teacher training.
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Youth Sport Trust celebrates Women’s Sport Week through Girls Active

Youth Sport Trust celebrates Women’s Sport Week through Girls Active

The Youth Sport Trust is celebrating Women's Sport Week (1-7 June) by inviting schools to get involved in the innovative Girls Active programme.
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City Quiz raises £8,000 to support young people in the Caribbean

A cheque for £8,000 has been presented to the Youth Sport Trust by the organisers of the City Quiz, an annual event which was staged this year at The Alice Bar in London.
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Department for Education announce funding grant for My Personal Best programme

Department for Education announce funding grant for My Personal Best programme

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced funding for a new Youth Sport Trust programme that will teach life skills through PE.
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Twenty school choirs chosen to welcome teams to Rugby World Cup 2015

Twenty school choirs chosen to welcome teams to Rugby World Cup 2015

Choirs from 20 schools in England and Wales have been selected to be part of the ceremonies that will officially welcome teams to Rugby World Cup 2015.
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Youth Sport Trust partners with Team Superschools

Youth Sport Trust partners with Team Superschools

The Youth Sport Trust has formed an exciting new partnership with Team Superschools (TSS) to help inspire young people to realise their full potential.
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20 years of the Youth Sport Trust: anniversary publication

20 years of the Youth Sport Trust: anniversary publication

A message from our chair, Baroness Sue Campbell CBE.
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London Marathon runners raise over £14,000 for Youth Sport Trust

London Marathon runners raise over £14,000 for Youth Sport Trust

The 11 runners who took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 for the Youth Sport Trust have now raised over £14,000, with more money still coming in.
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Youth Sport Trust: ‘Every child has a right to access high quality PE and school sport’

Youth Sport Trust: ‘Every child has a right to access high quality PE and school sport’

YST responds to research published on Wednesday announcing that two thirds of primary age children in the UK are unfit.
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Girls Lead the Field: Growing Great Leaders through Sport

Girls Lead the Field: Growing Great Leaders through Sport

A pilot project launches today at Loughborough University with 70 girls from seven of the country's leading independent schools coming together for a one day camp.
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Memorial run raises more than £1,500 for Youth Sport Trust

Memorial run raises more than £1,500 for Youth Sport Trust

An inaugural trail run in honour of sports enthusiast Ben Campbell has raised more than £1,500 for the Youth Sport Trust.
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National Partner Statement on Coaches in Schools

National Partner Statement on Coaches in Schools

The Youth Sport Trust, alongside National Partners are committed to sustaining high quality PE and school sport - and ensuring that all young people have the best possible introduction.
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Youth Sport Trust backs Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

Youth Sport Trust is proud to support the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code, the first accredited sun protection initiative designed specifically for outdoor activity leaders.
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New Youth Sport Trust Ambassador Victoria Pendleton launches first Girls Active Camp

New Youth Sport Trust Ambassador Victoria Pendleton launches first Girls Active Camp

Olympic and World cycling champion Victoria Pendleton today welcomed 165 girls to Loughborough University for the inaugural Youth Sport Trust Girls Active Camp.
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The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce it has been successful in securing new funding from the Department for Education (DfE) to enhance its leadership work.   A quarter of a million pounds has been confirmed today by the DfE to support a new stra

Youth Sport Trust secures new Government funding boost

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce it has been successful in securing new funding from the Department for Education (DfE) to enhance its leadership work.
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Double Paralympic Champion Hannah Cockroft to launch National Inclusive Futures Camp

Double Paralympic Champion Hannah Cockroft to launch National Inclusive Futures Camp

Double Paralympic and quadruple World Champion Hannah Cockroft will launch the National Inclusive Futures Camp at Loughborough University this weekend.
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Active Kids for All recognised by Prime Minister

Active Kids for All recognised by Prime Minister

The Sainsbury's Active Kids scheme, which includes Active Kids for all PE training delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, has been recognised by Prime Minister David Cameron with a Big Society Award.
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Youth Sport Trust International to support delivery of key camps for UNOSDP

Youth Sport Trust International to support delivery of key camps for UNOSDP

The Youth Sport Trust, through its international arm the Top Foundation, has been announced as a key delivery partner for the ground-breaking UNOSDP Youth Leadership Programme.
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County set to pilot innovative school sports programme

County set to pilot innovative school sports programme

Northamptonshire is set to pilot a trailblazing scheme which could transform how schools impact on students' mental wellbeing through PE, sport and physical activity.
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School children in England and Wales to welcome teams to Rugby World Cup 2015

School children in England and Wales to welcome teams to Rugby World Cup 2015

With excitement building ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015, schools are being offered the opportunity to be part of the ceremonies which will welcome the 20 participating teams to the tournament.
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Over half of disabled people believe a “sense of belonging” can be developed through volunteering

Over half of disabled people believe a “sense of belonging” can be developed through volunteering

New research released today to celebrate the Youth Sport Trust's work with the Spirit of 2012 has provided a detailed insight into attitudes disabled people have towards volunteering.
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DfE announce funding extension for Project Ability

DfE announce funding extension for Project Ability

Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson has announced a £300,000 fund to get more young disabled people into playing sport.
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Winners announced at Youth Sport Trust 2015 Innovation Awards

Winners announced at Youth Sport Trust 2015 Innovation Awards

The winners of the prestigious Youth Sport Trust Innovation Awards have been announced at a glittering ceremony at the Telford International Centre.
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Youth Sport Trust unveils ‘Class of 2035’

Youth Sport Trust unveils ‘Class of 2035’

The Youth Sport Trust has launched its Class of 2035 on Thursday, 4 February which looks ahead to what young people's relationship with PE and school sport might look like 20 years on from now.
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Youth Sport Trust begins 20th anniversary celebrations at National Conference

Youth Sport Trust begins 20th anniversary celebrations at National Conference

The Youth Sport Trust will begin a year of celebrations on Wednesday, 4 February to mark its 20th anniversary as its National Conference gets underway at the Telford International Centre.
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33 young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds graduate to become coaches

33 young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds graduate to become coaches

33 young adults have graduated from the Coach Core initiative at a special ceremony at St James Palace that was hosted by Prince Harry.
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Youth Sport Trust launches Unlocking Potential manifesto

Youth Sport Trust launches Unlocking Potential manifesto

Baroness Sue Campbell has launched the YST's 'Unlocking Potential' manifesto for PE and school sport which sets out where action is required by any future Government to tackle physical inactivity.
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Future Olympic and Paralympic stars set for Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp

Future Olympic and Paralympic stars set for Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp

Around 350 young athletes, coaches and officials dreaming of glory at future Olympic and Paralympic Games are being put through their paces at the four-day Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp.
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Alison Oliver to become interim chief executive

Alison Oliver to become interim chief executive

The Youth Sport Trust has appointed Alison Oliver as its Interim Chief Executive following the recent announcement that John Steele is to leave the Trust at the end of the year.
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Double Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft inspired sporting stars of the future when she visited Hartford Church of England High School in Northwich.  Youth Sport Trust Ambassador Hannah, whose incredible efforts at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Hannah Cockroft inspires Hartford students

Double Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft inspired sporting stars of the future when she visited Hartford Church of England High School in Northwich.
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Youth Sport Trust products go on sale in John Lewis stores

Youth Sport Trust products go on sale in John Lewis stores

John Lewis will be the exclusive stockist of a brand new range of footballs and rugby balls from the Youth Sport Trust this Christmas.
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Sainsbury’s School Games delivers huge return on investment

Sainsbury’s School Games delivers huge return on investment

The Government have published new figures on the Sainsbury's School Games for the 2013/14 academic year which reveal the event is delivering a huge return on investment.
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Youth Sport Trust wins top award

Youth Sport Trust wins top award

The Youth Sport Trust has picked up a top award for its Girls Active programme which encourages more girls to be physically active.
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New leadership project launches in Jamaica

Youth Sport Trust founder and President, Sir John Beckwith, and Chief Executive, John Steele, will visit Jamaica to launch a youth leadership project, as part of the Trust's international work.
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Youth Sport Trust shortlisted for Body Confidence Award

Youth Sport Trust shortlisted for Body Confidence Award

The Youth Sport Trust has been shortlisted for a Body Confidence Award in the Physical Activity category for its work on Girls Active.
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New report out on PE and Sport Premium

The Department for Education (DfE) has released the findings of research that has examined the impact of the Government's PE and Sport Premium investment for primary schools.
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Medals galore for the final day of Sainsbury's 2014 School Games

Medals galore for the final day of Sainsbury's 2014 School Games

Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell helped bring the curtains down on a thrilling Sainsbury's 2014 School Games, as more than 1,600 athletes waved goodbye to Manchester.
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Spectacular opening ceremony kicks off Sainsbury's 2014 School Games

Spectacular opening ceremony kicks off Sainsbury's 2014 School Games

An opening ceremony with stunning singing and dancing performances, a parade of athletes, pyrotechnic display and the official oaths, has got the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games underway in Manchester.
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GB stars kick off the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games

GB stars kick off the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games

Team GB's Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Paralympic gold medallist, Ellie Simmonds, will kick off this year's Sainsbury's 2014 School Games, which gets underway in Manchester tomorrow.
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School Games stars claim victory in Glasgow

Over the past eleven days, more than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories have been competing across 17 sports, hoping to bag a medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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Athlete Mentors prepare for Commonwealth Games

Athlete Mentors prepare for Commonwealth Games

Four Youth Sport Trust Athlete Mentors are gearing up for medal success as they prepare for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, which gets underway with the Opening Ceremony tonight.
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Disabled kids missing out on sport

Better quality physical education (PE) for young disabled students in mainstream schools is desperately needed, says London 2012 double Paralympic gold medallist, Hannah Cockroft.
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Ironman Tom gearing up for challenge

Ironman Tom gearing up for challenge

With less than 12 weeks to go until the first Challenge Weymouth Ironman triathlon, we are delighted to announce that double Olympian and world medallist Tom Solesbury is gearing up for the challenge.
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Disney and Change4Life join forces

Public Health England has launched a new Change4Life campaign in partnership with Disney to get children active this summer.
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New Coaching in Primary Schools Portal developed

Increase in primary PE specialists

The Government has today announced £360,000 extra funding to double the number of primary teachers with a particular specialism in PE, following a successful pilot teacher training programme in 2013.
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Give girls a voice or risk putting them off PE and sport for life, warns Youth Sport Trust

Give girls a voice or risk putting them off PE and sport for life, warns Youth Sport Trust

Schools risk putting girls off PE and sport for life if they don't give them a voice in how the subject should be delivered, Alison Oliver, Managing Director of the Youth Sport Trust, has warned.
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Youth Sport Trust to launch new survey into PE and school sport over concerns of a ‘postcode lottery’ of provision

Youth Sport Trust to launch new survey into PE and school sport over concerns of a ‘postcode lottery’ of provision

To mark National School Sport Week, YST is to launch a new survey to investigate the quality and provision of PE and school sport, over concerns of a 'postcode lottery' of participation.
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Youth Sport Trust Strategic Plan Update

Youth Sport Trust Strategic Plan Update

We are now one year into the life cycle of the Youth Sport Trust's Strategic Plan, which sets out our priorities from 2013-18.
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Youth Sport Trust supports outdoor sun safety campaign

Youth Sport Trust supports outdoor sun safety campaign

A new sun protection initiative designed to support those working outdoors with children, has been launched by The Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund.
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Sir Steve Redgrave kicks off Summer school visits for Sporting Promise

Sir Steve Redgrave kicks off Summer school visits for Sporting Promise

Olympic rowing legend, Sir Steve Redgrave, is visiting The Streetly Academy in Sutton Coldfield today, to kick off a series of school visits, celebrating the huge success of Sporting Promise.
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Youth Sport Trust Director joins SRA board

Youth Sport Trust Director joins SRA board

The Youth Sport Trust's Director of Policy and Communications, Phil Chamberlain, has been elected to join the board of directors at the Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA).
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Runners raise over £20,000 for the Youth Sport Trust

Runners raise over £20,000 for the Youth Sport Trust

Twelve dedicated Youth Sport Trust supporters took to the sunny streets of London on Sunday and joined thousands of others in the 34th annual Virgin Money London Marathon.
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Report warns of physical inactivity ‘epidemic’

Report warns of physical inactivity ‘epidemic’

The Youth Sport Trust today welcomes a report warning that over half of all adults are failing to exercise for the recommended 2.5 hours a week.
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Youth Sport Trust wins Sports Technology Award

Youth Sport Trust wins Sports Technology Award

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to have picked up a top honour at the Sports Technology Awards in central London.
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Celebration time for Young Ambassadors

Celebration time for Young Ambassadors

Over 300 of the best Young Ambassadors from across the country will descend on Wembley Stadium today for the second Young Ambassador Celebration Day.
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Funding boost for Project Ability

Funding boost for Project Ability

The Department for Education has announced £300,000 of additional funding for Project Ability, a programme designed to increase opportunities for young disabled people.
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PE to stay at the heart of school life

Major improvements to school sport have transformed children’s attitudes towards being active

Over half of parents have confessed to lying to avoid PE when at school, whilst children today enjoy it far more, a new survey from the Youth Sport Trust and Bupa has found.
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Baroness Sue Campbell reflects on International Women's Day

Baroness Sue Campbell reflects on International Women's Day

Youth Sport Trust Chair Baroness Sue Campbell speaks about International Women's Day, and the work the Youth Sport Trust does to inspire girls.
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Sir Steve Redgrave and Maggie Alphonsi urge kids to get more involved in sport

Sir Steve Redgrave and Maggie Alphonsi urge kids to get more involved in sport

Sir Steve Redgrave visited the Southfields Academy to celebrate the huge success of the Sporting Promise programme, an initiative encouraging young people to take part in PE and school sport.
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New award announced for Sporting Promise

New award announced for Sporting Promise

Sporting Promise, which is supported by Matalan and Sporting Pro, and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is celebrating the great work going on in schools to increase PE and sport opportunities.
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Youth Sport Trust welcomes huge funding boost to primary school sport which can 'transform PE'

Youth Sport Trust welcomes huge funding boost to primary school sport which can 'transform PE'

Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce the Government is to commit funding for its Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020, with £750m to be invested over the course of the next parliament.
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Funding for Young Ambassadors programme extended

Funding for Young Ambassadors programme extended

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to learn that the Department for Education is to extend its funding for the Trust's Young Ambassador programme for a further year.
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Schools play key role in tackling 'crisis of inactivity'

Schools play key role in tackling 'crisis of inactivity'

Schools must grasp the wider academic and health benefits of PE and sport if they are to help tackle a crisis of inactivity amongst young people, Baroness Sue Campbell has warned.
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Youth Sport Trust and Openreach in new partnership

Youth Sport Trust and Openreach in new partnership

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announced that it will be working with Openreach on a new partnership which will increase volunteering and fundraising opportunities in PE and sport.
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International Inspiration: international development through sport

Lord Sebastian Coe is to chair international sports development charity International Inspiration, of which the Youth Sport Trust is a key partner.
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John Steele: A year to remember

John Steele reflects on a year to remember and looks forward to 2013 and the priorities for school sport.
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Josef Craig wins young sports award

15-year-old swimmer, Josef Craig, is named BBC Young Sports Personality of theYear after becoming the youngest Paralympic gold medallist at London 2012.
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Jessica Ennis inspires young people

Sky today announced that Olympic Gold Medallist Jessica Ennis has become an Ambassador of Sky Sports Living for Sport.
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Young Sports award top three revealed

The three contenders for the prestigious Young Sports Personality of the Year award have been announced from an original shortlist of 10 young athletes.
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Gail Emms inspires Nuneaton pupils

Olympic silver badminton medallist, Gail Emms, treats Nuneaton pupils to a badminton masterclass after Higham Lane School school won a visit from the star.
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Join Phil Packer for last leg of BRIT2012 Challenge

Phil Packer completes the final leg of his BRIT2012 Challenge to walk 2012 miles across the UK.
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Youth Sport Trust legacy launches at global conference

Youth Sport Trust unveils a major strand of their Olympic and Paralympic legacy work titled Lead your generation at the global sports conference Doha Goals.
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Young Sports award shortlist unveiled

The ten contenders shortlisted for the prestigious BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2012 award have now been announced.
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Investment in sport for disabled people

Sport England has announced 44 projects that will benefit from £10.2 million of National Lottery funding from their Inclusive Sport fund.
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Excitement builds for Sports Fest

More than 20 Paralympians are set to attend the first ever ParalympicsGB Sports Fest which is taking place on December 3 and 4.
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Young people first to use 'smurf turf'

Hockey competitors at the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games will be the first to compete on the famous blue and pink hockey pitch used in the London 2012 Games.
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Youth Sport Trust awarded special cheque

London 2012 bronze medallist, Alex Danson, gratefully receives a donation from Richard and Judi Mills on behalf of the Youth Sport Trust.
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Baroness Campbell wins prestigious award

Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust and UK Sport, has been given the 2012 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.
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RFU announces legacy plans

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) announces its participation legacy plans exactly three years to the day until the Rugby World Cup final 2015.
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Olympian inspires Reading pupils

Pupils from the John Madejski Academy's Sky Sports Living for Sport project are treated to a sporting masterclass with Olympic hockey star Alex Danson.
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Stars launch Young Ambassador conference

Shona Robison MSP, sportscotland and 2012 medallist Laura Bartlett encourage Scotland’s young people to follow the example of inspirational Young Ambassadors.
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Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games revealed

The Youth Sport Trust can reveal that the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games finals are to take place between 12 and 15 September in the city of Sheffield.
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New partnership is announced

The Youth Sport Trust and the YMCA announce a new partnership that will further enhance both organisations’ reach and impact within schools and communities.
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Youth Sport Trust welcomes new report

Youth Sport Trust welcomes the launch of a new report from the Sport and Recreation Alliance which looks at the positive impact of sport and physical activity.
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Youth Sport Trust responds to 'Move it'

The Youth Sport Trust responds to the findings from a new report by the Young Foundation discussing participation rates in physical activity and sport.
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Bupa invests £1 million in school sport

On the day of the world’s largest half marathon, the Bupa Great North Run, Bupa has announced a £1 million investment in school sport over the next three years.
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Craig Heap remembers Young Ambassador

Mentor and Commonwealth Gymnast, Craig Heap, remembers Alex Williams, ahead of his Great North Run for the Meningitis Trust in memory of the Young Ambassador.
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Young Ambassador makes Paralympic debut

Young Ambassador, 18 year old Rhys Jones, gears up to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, in the T37 200m sprint at Stratford’s famous Olympic Stadium.
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Paralympics can change perceptions

In the final countdown to the Paralympic Games, Marc Woods, Paralympic gold medallist, talks to us about his hopes on the future of inclusive sport.
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Paralympics should inspire young people

While the world watches the Paralympics in admiration, it is also an opportunity for young disabled people to be inspired by the achievements they will witness.
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Our statement on primary school sport

Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, responds to Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement on primary school sport provision.
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London 2012 legacy debate continues

As the Olympic Games continue to captivate the nation the debate is continuing on how to maximise the legacy of the Games once the Olympics are over.
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John Steele comments on Olympic legacy

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Officer John Steele highlights the need to invest in young people if an Olympic legacy is to truly be delivered.
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Royal invite for School Games Medallists

Medallists from the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games were invited by his Royal Highness Prince Harry to Clarence House to celebrate their achievements.
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Major conference showcases school sport

The Youth Sport Trust has showcased two of its cutting edge projects at the International Convention on Science, Educational and Medicine in Sport.
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Our golden girls light up the streets

Today Youth Sport Trust Ambassador Gail Emms joined 132 other Torchbearers as the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay made its journey from Luton to Oxford.
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Prime Minister sets out commitment to London 2012 Legacy

The Prime Minister today set out the Government's commitment to establishing a sustainable legacy from the Games and the overall benefit to the UK economy.
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New global education programme offers funding and CPD

This week saw the launch of the new Connecting Classrooms global education programme for schools.
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Schools celebrate World Sport Day

Thousands of Get Set schools and local communities welcome the world to the London 2012 Games this summer by taking part in London 2012 World Sport Day.
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Prince Harry has encouraged more schools to sign up for the Sainsbury's School Games in an exclusive video message.

School Games President hopes London 2012 will inspire young people to get active.
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Girls in Scotland inspired to get active

Pentathlon star Maili Mackenzie inspires teenage girls to try out rugby, hockey, zumba and boxercise during the Bank of Scotland's National School Sport Week.
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Pupils get a golden lesson in sprinting

Pupils from York prepare for Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week (25th- 29th June) by taking part in a sprinting masterclass with Olympian Jason Gardener.
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Scotland starts special week of sport

Thousands of young people in Scotland are gearing up for a special week of sport as Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week gets underway.
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Young Ambassador carries Olympic Torch

Gemma McAllister carried the Olympic Torch through Antrim after being selected by the Youth Sport Trust for her outstanding contribution as a Young Ambassador.
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Fears for future health of young people

Britain is missing the chance to develop young people through sport and to create a lasting legacy following the London 2012 Games says education expert.
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HRH becomes President of School Games

Prince Harry has become President of the Sainsbury’s School Games, a major multi-sport event for young people.
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School Games concludes in style

The Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games closes in spectacular fashion in the Olympic Park venues as athletics, cycling and swimming competitors descend on the Park.
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Let the Games begin

Hundreds of the UK's best school age athletes are gearing up to compete in the Sainsbury's 2012 School Games, a major multi-sport event for young people.
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Half of girls put off physical activity

A new report says that girls in the UK are not getting enough exercise and that schools hold the key to encouraging girls to get active.
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Stars back Sainsbury's 2012 School Games

Denise Lewis, Darren Campbell, Jason Gardener, Gail Emms and Ellie Simmonds are among the stars that will be supporting the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games finals
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Sir Steve Redgrave joins school children

Sir Steve Redgrave joined children in Trafalgar Square to demonstrate non-traditional sports such as Jump Rope and Parkour, as part of Matalan Sporting Promise.
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Jason inspires at BBC School Report day

Today, Thursday 15th March 2012, pupils from all over the country had the chance to be a news reporter for the day as schools took part in an annual news day.
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'Volley & Values', a new resource by the Tennis Foundation and Lawn Tennis Association has been launched this week.

'Volley & Values', a new resource by the Tennis Foundation and Lawn Tennis Association has been launched this week.
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Ready, Tready, Gold!

A record one million people in Scotland are showing their support for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games by sporting their trainers today, Monday 12th March.
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International Inspiration programme awarded trophy for innovation

London 2012’s International Inspiration programme has been awarded the J.A Samaranch Trophy for the most innovative sports-based project.
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Health Minister backs Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week

As part of the Public Health Responsibility Deal, Lloyds TSB have pledged to get 5 million young people involved in this year’s National School Sport Week.
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Using sport to transform the lives of young people

Leading figures from the world of education and sport are gathering in Telford today (Wednesday 8 February) as the Youth Sport Trust’s 2012 national conference gets underway.
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Young Ambassadors invited to Number 10 party

Ten Young Ambassadors have attended a reception held for the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards held at Downing Street.
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John Steele begins Chief Executive role at Youth Sport Trust

John Steele takes up his new position as Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust today.
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Members of Parliament get moving

This week, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, Sue Campbell, joined Members of Parliament on a walk around Westminster, to raise awareness of the benefits of taking regular exercise.
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International Inspiration programme announces 20th programme in Egypt

LOCOG today announced that London 2012's ground-breaking legacy programme, International Inspiration, which is supported by the Youth Sport Trust, has kept its promise to reach 12 million children in 20 countries around the world.
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School Games county festivals receive National Lottery funding

Sport England have announced that 4 million pounds of National Lottery funding will be invested into the organising of annual county multi-sport festivals, part of the School Games competition.
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John Steele appointed Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce that John Steele will become its new Chief Executive from 6 February 2012.
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Baroness Campbell: Effective delivery crucial for Youth Sport Strategy

The Youth Sport Strategy announced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport this month brings welcome investment to an area of sport where there is a clear need to tackle participation rates.
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New funding announcement on youth sport

Every secondary school in England is set to host a community sports club, as part of a new strategy to encourage young people to play sport for life.
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Sainsbury’s to sponsor 2012 School Games

Sainsbury's is to be headline sponsor of the School Games, a great new opportunity for more young people to enjoy the benefits of competitive sport.
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Pursuit of sporting glory comes at a cost

Pursuit of sporting glory comes at a cost

Some of Great Britain's young sports stars are travelling up to an astonishing 800 miles a month, training 6 days a week and spending more than 1000 pounds a year on equipment and training.
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School Games party at No 10

School Games party at No 10

40 young people from 9 primary schools who are involved in the School Games have had the opportunity to visit No 10 Downing Street after being invited for a special School Games Christmas party.
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BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2011 top three unveiled

BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2011 top three unveiled

The three contenders for the prestigious Young Sports Personality of the Year award are announced today (in alphabetical order) as: Lucy Garner, Eleanor Simmonds and Lauren Taylor.
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Youth Sport Trust team up with Bupa for Start to Move

Youth Sport Trust team up with Bupa for Start to Move

The Youth Sport Trust has been working with Bupa to develop a revolutionary approach to teaching PE to four to seven year olds.
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Clean sweep for young northern talent at Ambition AXA Awards

Clean sweep for young northern talent at Ambition AXA Awards

Five winners of the Ambition AXA Awards were announced at a gala ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice.
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International Inspiration launches in Ethiopia

LOCOG has announced that International Inspiration, London 2012's international legacy programme, supported by the Youth Sport Trust, has launched in Ethiopia, becoming the 19th country to join the programme.
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London 2012’s International Inspiration programme launches in Ghana

Ghana has become the latest country to benefit from International Inspiration, the ground-breaking international legacy programme of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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Jonathan Edwards and Stef Reid inspire Young Ambassadors at Twickenham Stadium

Jonathan Edwards and Stef Reid inspire Young Ambassadors at Twickenham Stadium

Former Olympic triple jumper, Jonathan Edwards and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Bronze medallist, Stef Reid, made their way to London today, along with the Olympic Torch, to open the Young Ambassador Conference at Twickenham Stadium.
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Sport stars inspire Young Ambassadors to spread Olympic Word in York

Sport stars inspire Young Ambassadors to spread Olympic Word in York

Seven Olympic and Paralympic sports champions, including British triathlete and Beijing Olympian, Will Clarke, made their way to York yesterday, along with the Olympic Torch, to the Young Ambassador conference at York Race Course.
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Sky Sports Living for Sport announces 2011/12 Athlete Mentor line-up

Sky Sports Living for Sport announces 2011/12 Athlete Mentor line-up

Sporting stars are to join Olympic sprint legend Darren Campbell's team of Athlete Mentors as they visit schools in across the UK to help improve the lives of thousands of young people on behalf of Sky Sports Living for Sport during the new academic year.
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Prime Minister urges schools to beat Bolt to Olympic track

Prime Minister urges schools to beat Bolt to Olympic track

Prime Minister David Cameron has urged schools across the country to follow the lead of those in Thurrock, Essex, and sign up to the School Games.
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Funding announced for school cycle training places

Funding announced for school cycle training places

Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced that £2,083,976 has been allocated to 206 schools across England to fund over 50,000 Bikeability cycle training places this year.
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Recognition Award winners announced at School Sport Conference

Recognition Award winners announced at School Sport Conference

Winners of the Recognition Awards, presented by Youth Sport Trust's programme partners, were announced at this year's School Sport Conference.
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Olympians to star at School Sport Conference

Olympians to star at School Sport Conference

Jonathan Edwards, Denise Lewis and Chris Holmes are among the stars turning out for the Youth Sport Trust's School Sport Conference.
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People’s Health Trust announces new funding

People’s Health Trust announces new funding

The People's Health Trust, the independent charity responsible for deciding where and how £50 million of good causes money raised through the new Health Lottery is spent.
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2012 School Games details unveiled

2012 School Games details unveiled

Sue Campbell, joined Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt and Lord Coe today at the Aquatics Centre to announce details of the 2012 School Games national event, taking place in the Olympic Park next year.
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Katherine Grainger inspires Scotland’s young stars to spread Olympic word

Katherine Grainger inspires Scotland’s young stars to spread Olympic word

Over 80 young people will come together to work with former Olympic and Paralympic athletes for the Youth Sport Trust Young Ambassador programme presented by adidas.
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Sainsbury's UK School Games 2011 set to be the most inclusive Games ever

Sainsbury's UK School Games 2011 set to be the most inclusive Games ever

The Sainsbury's UK School Games 2011, this year hosted by Sheffield from the 1st - 4th September, is set to be bigger than ever before and will be the most inclusive in the history of the competition.
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Countdown to 2012 Paralympics

Countdown to 2012 Paralympics

This Bank Holiday Monday marks a year until the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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Youth Sport Trust welcomes new Ofsted report

Youth Sport Trust welcomes new Ofsted report

The Youth Sport Trust is today welcoming the findings of a new Ofsted report that highlights the impact that School Sport Partnerships [SSPs] have had in using sport to engage pupils across the curriculum.
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Sir Chris Hoy and Jonathan Edwards launch Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week

Sir Chris Hoy and Jonathan Edwards launch Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week

The London 2012 Olympic Games arrived early at Southfields Community College in London today as school children enjoyed a morning to remember to celebrate the start of this year's Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week.
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1 in 4 British parents worried their children aren’t active enough

1 in 4 British parents worried their children aren’t active enough

New research released today reveals that one in four (25%) British parents and guardians are worried that their child isn't active enough.
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London 2012 can inspire more girls to take up sport

London 2012 can inspire more girls to take up sport

Olympic badminton star Gail Emms is calling on schools to use London 2012 as a catalyst for getting more girls involved in PE and sport.
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Youth sport participation set to rise in 2011

Youth sport participation set to rise in 2011

Schools across Britain are being encouraged to sign up for this year's Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week, which takes place from 27 June to 1 July.
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Youth Sport Trust highlights importance of PE

Youth Sport Trust highlights importance of PE

The Youth Sport Trust has responded to the Government's review of the National Curriculum. The review seeks views on the content and format of a new National Curriculum.
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Youth Sport Trust responds to public health consultations

Youth Sport Trust responds to public health consultations

The Youth Sport Trust has submitted its response to two Department of Health consultations on public health.
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Youth Sport Trust and Openreach in new partnership

School sport given new competitive edge

School sport received a welcome boost today, with schools receiving confirmation of the details of the School Games Organiser posts.
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Youth Sport Trust signs up to Responsibility Deal

Youth Sport Trust signs up to Responsibility Deal

The Youth Sport Trust has today agreed to sign up to the Department of Health's Responsibility Deal - a new mechanism to improve public health outcomes.
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From Outstanding to World Class

From Outstanding to World Class

More than a hundred head teachers and other education professionals are attending the Youth Sport Trust's 'From Outstanding to World Class' Conference at the Kia Oval today.
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Steve Grainger to leave Youth Sport Trust

Steve Grainger to leave Youth Sport Trust

Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust Steve Grainger is to leave the organisation after 16 years, having secured an exciting new role as Rugby Development Director at the Rugby Football Union.
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PE to stay at the heart of school life

PE to stay at the heart of school life

The Department for Education has confirmed that physical education (PE) will remain a compulsory subject at school as it announced a major review of the National Curriculum in England.
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Steve Grainger reflects on 2010 and looks forward to 2011

Steve Grainger reflects on 2010 and looks forward to 2011

It's been an incredibly busy last 12-months and I will remember 2010 as a year which provided some incredible highs but equally some extreme challenges for school sport.
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