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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Girls learn skills to lead and engage least active peers

As part of a new Girls Active Coaches Camp, 120 girls aged 16 to 18 will be invited to a training camp to promote sport for fun and participation rather than competition.
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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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National children’s charity supports over 750,000 children to be fit for life

National children’s charity supports over 750,000 children to be fit for life

More than 750,000 young people have been engaged in programmes designed to improve their life chances through the work of the Youth Sport Trust.
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BLOG: Secondary PE - time to step up and be counted?

Following our research in to secondary PE provision, YST's Will Swaithes blogs on his fears that if we don’t act in a coordinated and collaborative bid to save PE, it may be lost for good.
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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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BLOG: National Obesity Awareness Week

YST head of Health and Wellbeing Chris Wright blogs for National Obesity Awareness Week on why we need to help children see physical activity as the norm and dissolve our sugar addiction.
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Foden revealed as BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Foden revealed as BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Under-17 World Cup winner follows in footsteps of athletes such as Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray and Ellie Simmonds.
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BLOG: PE and physical activity can change the narrative for mental health

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver responds to the Government's release of their recent green paper on young people's mental health.
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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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YST forms new partnership with Schools, Students & Teachers Network

We are excited to announce a new strategic partnership between the Youth Sport Trust (YST) and the Schools, Students & Teachers Network (SSAT).
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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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New research confirms physical activity's benefits to mental wellbeing - YST response

Mental health charity Mind has today released new research, billed as the biggest of its kind, which confirms the benefits of physical activity to mental wellbeing.
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Survey shows large gender gap in attitudes to physical activity for teenagers

Data released today by Women in Sport and the Youth Sport Trust shows a shocking gender divide in attitudes towards physical activity for secondary school aged children.
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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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Youth Sport Trust appoints new chair

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce that leading businessman Neil Davidson CBE has been appointed its new chair.
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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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Megan Lowe wins national Girls Active award for commitment to sport

Megan Lowe wins national Girls Active award for commitment to sport

Megan Lowe, 16, from South Dartmoor Community College has been recognised by the Youth Sport Trust and awarded the national winner of the Girls Active Awards 2017.
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Youth Sport Trust head of wellbeing Chris Wright talks about the support on offer for sports parents.

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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Once in a lifetime opportunity for young baton bearers

Once in a lifetime opportunity for young baton bearers

Inspirational young ambassadors have joined 143 people across Wales in carrying the baton for the Queen’s baton relay ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
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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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BLOG: PE, sport and activity have a crucial role to play in exam success

BLOG: PE, sport and activity have a crucial role to play in exam success

YST Chief Executive Alison Oliver examines the positive association between participation in physical activity and academic performance in young people.
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YST welcomes DfE confirmation of Primary PE and Sport Premium doubling

YST welcomes DfE confirmation of Primary PE and Sport Premium doubling

This will be a straight doubling of the current formula and the Youth Sport Trust welcomes the fact that primaries will be able to invest further in their PE and sports provision for their students.
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DfE update on Primary PE and Sport Premium and Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

DfE update on Primary PE and Sport Premium and Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

We are delighted to confirm this announcement also includes a section reconfirming the DfE’s commitment to doubling the Primary PE and Sport Premium from September.
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Young people Dare to Believe at Olympic Park

Young people Dare to Believe at Olympic Park

More than 100 young people took part in an Allianz Dare to Believe festival with the Youth Sport Trust at the Copper Box Arena on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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BLOG: School sports days have a bigger role to play

BLOG: School sports days have a bigger role to play

The recent coverage of ‘school sports day’, questioning their value, purpose and even existence painted a false image of the health of school sport.
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BLOG: Developing fundamental movement skills

BLOG: Developing fundamental movement skills

In recent years the UK has enjoyed success across a vast range of sports. Despite these inspiring performances, physical activity levels across the nation’s children are in decline.
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Girls Active award winners announced

Girls Active award winners announced

The Youth Sport Trust’s Girls Active programme announced its first ever award winners, with BBC 6 Music’s Gemma Cairney, ambassador for the initiative, sharing the winners on Instagram.
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The FA and Youth Sport Trust strike partnership to inspire more girls

The FA and the Youth Sport Trust have launched a new partnership to inspire more girls into football during National School Sport Week.
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Physical and emotional wellbeing should be new focus for PE

Physical and emotional wellbeing should be new focus for PE

As National School Sport Week gets underway, YST Chief Executive, Ali Oliver, says PE is changing, as schools across the country get set to take part in the week-long celebration of school sport.
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Youth Sport Trust launch search for new Chair to build a brighter future

Youth Sport Trust launch search for new Chair to build a brighter future

The Youth Sport Trust launches its search for a new Chair, following the decision by Baroness Sue Campbell to stand down in December 2017.
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Allianz partners with Youth Sport Trust for 'Dare to Believe' festivals

Allianz partners with Youth Sport Trust for 'Dare to Believe' festivals

Allianz and the Youth Sport Trust have partnered to deliver 20 ‘Dare to Believe’ Festivals, to tackle attitudes and perceptions to special needs and disability among young people.
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Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards take over Twickenham

Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards take over Twickenham

The Youth Sport Trust joined more than 100 inspirational students, teachers and Athlete Mentors to celebrate the Sky Sports Living for Sport Awards.
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BLOG: What could the election mean for young people?

BLOG: What could the election mean for young people?

With the election ahead and all three main party manifestos out, Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive, Alison Oliver, takes a look at what the latest pledges might mean for PE and school sport.
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FA partnership to bring football excitement to National School Sport Week

FA partnership to bring football excitement to National School Sport Week

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with The FA to bring the excitement and inspiration of UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 to young people this National School Sport Week.
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Youth Sport Trust Wins #BeAGameChanger Award for Girls Active Programme

Youth Sport Trust wins #BeAGameChanger Award for Girls Active programme

Girls Active won the most inspiring national initiative at the #BeAGameChanger Awards, at the Troxy in London.
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BLOG: Can we get back to young people having a sense of fun and enjoyment?

BLOG: Can we get back to young people having a sense of fun and enjoyment?

The solution to the declining mental health of young people often seems complicated and at times unattainable for schools, parents and young people. We need to simplify the message!
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The Youth Sport Trust responds to State of Child Health report

Youth Sport Trust responds to the Health & Education Select Committees

The Youth Sport Trust has welcomed the joint report on children and young people’s mental health, but encourages the Government to look more towards preventative measures, rather than cures.
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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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2017 School Games tickets on sale now

2017 School Games tickets on sale now

The 2017 School Games are coming! This amazing multi-sport event showcasing the most talented school-age athletes will take place at Loughborough University 31 August-3 September 2017.
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Local programmes to benefit from Virgin Sport and Youth Sport Trust

Local programmes to benefit from Virgin Sport and Youth Sport Trust

Young people will benefit from the impact of three Festivals of Fitness through support of local programmes and initiatives that use sport and physical activity to create positive social change.
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ESPO and Youth Sport Trust announce Active Schools Partnership

ESPO and Youth Sport Trust announce Active Schools Partnership

The Youth Sport Trust and ESPO have announced an Active Schools Partnership, through which they will be championing the benefits of being an active school.
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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 continues partnership with Maths of The Day

Youth Sport Trust has continued their partnership with online resource Maths of the Day for a third consecutive year to promote the importance of active learning and cross-curricular opportunities.
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Girls Active Camp sets to inspire next generation of girls to lead change

Girls Active Camp sets to inspire next generation of girls to lead change

The Girls Active Camp aims to inspire a new host of teenage girls to become role models within schools, helping them to shape how they could make PE and physical activity more appealing to peers.
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YST welcomes Sport and Recreation Alliance focus on young people

YST welcomes Sport and Recreation Alliance focus on young people

One of four objectives focuses on youth sport within the overall mission to “create a vibrant sport and recreation sector which is fit for the future”.
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Play Unified celebrates successful first year in UK schools

Play Unified celebrates successful first year in UK schools

Play Unified, a global movement aimed at ending intolerance towards young people with intellectual disabilities, hosts an event at the House of Lords recognising a successful first year in UK schools.
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Paralympic champion Tai claims BEDSA prize

Paralympic champion Tai claims BEDSA prize

Paralympic swimming champion Alice Tai has won the Youth Sport Trust Young Sportsperson of the Year award at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.
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Making exercise a part of life starts at primary school

Making exercise a part of life starts at primary school

YST welcomes the latest research published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, which reports that young people’s activity levels start to decline from the age of seven.
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YST responds to 2017 Spring Budget

YST responds to 2017 Spring Budget

The 2017 Spring Budget saw confirmation that the Government will fund the Department for Education with £1 billion under the Soft Drink Industry Levy, funding school sport and healthy eating.
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YST celebrates leading change in schools at annual awards evening

YST celebrates leading change in schools at annual awards evening

The Youth Sport Trust celebrated a host of schools, young people and teachers, with the annual awards being handed to those who have inspired and led change in PE, school sport and physical activity.
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YST announces new partnership with Entertainment One and PJ Masks

eOne’s popular superhero TV property becomes brand ambassador for National School Sport Week in June 2017.
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Youth Sport Trust pioneers a new vision for PE and school sport

Youth Sport Trust pioneers a new vision for PE and school sport

The Youth Sport Trust will champion a new vision for PE and sport in schools at the 2017 National Conference at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
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YST welcomes Government sports facilities investment announcement

YST welcomes Government sports facilities investment announcement

Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced that schools will be able to bid for a share of £415 million fund for new sports facilities.
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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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Young people shape sport in their areas

Young people shape sport in their areas

Olympic Champion and YST Ambassador Jason Gardener met with 90 teenagers from BAME communities to inspire them to play an active role in the sports provision in their local areas.
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Shortlist for the 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards unveiled

Introducing our sports award nominees

Three young rising stars have been nominated for the Youth Sport Trust Young Sportsperson of the Year Award at the 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.
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Olympian Jason Gardener inspires the country’s future leaders

Olympian Jason Gardener inspires the country’s future leaders

Olympic champion Jason Gardener MBE joins Future Sport Leaders in Manchester, a project which aims to motivate and inspire young people to take up decision making roles in their local area.
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Review of Government sport strategy released

Review of Government sport strategy released

The Government has published its first annual progress report on its new sport strategy that aims to get the nation more active for the positive impact it has on health, communities and the economy.
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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 launch CLASS PAL with Loughborough University

Youth Sport Trust launch CLASS PAL with Loughborough University

The Youth Sport Trust has been working with Loughborough University on CLASS PAL; a project that supports teachers to incorporate physical active learning into their daily lessons.
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The Youth Sport Trust responds to State of Child Health report

The Youth Sport Trust responds to State of Child Health report

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has launched a new report, The State of Child Health, which brings together data on a comprehensive list of 25 measures of the health of UK children.
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Gordon D’Arcy joins 300 students for the Sky Academy Day

Gordon D’Arcy joins 300 students for the Sky Academy Day

Former Irish Rugby player Gordon D’Arcy took the lead with 300 students from secondary schools across Ireland for a Sky Academy Day, which runs in partnership with Youth Sport Trust.
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BLOG: Make 2017 a year that matters – get focused

BLOG: Make 2017 a year that matters – get focused

Jez Rose, the Behaviour Expert, provides his simple tips to get motivated for 2017, ahead of the YST Conference.
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Swapping Bali for Britain for the London Marathon 2017

Swapping Bali for Britain for the London Marathon 2017

Two Indonesian running enthusiasts are heading to the UK to pound the pavement in the 2017 London Marathon and raise money for Youth Sport Trust International.
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Shortlist for the 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards unveiled

Shortlist for the 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards unveiled

The nominees for the 2017 Lycamobile BEDSA’s, which includes the Youth Sport Trust Young Sports Person of the Year award, have been revealed.
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Get to the Start Line

BLOG: Do we have young people’s future in mind?

This stark reality for children’s health and wellbeing is set against the backdrop that schools are increasingly under pressure to raise young people's achievement and attainment.
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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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Ellie Robinson wins BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Ellie Robinson wins BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Swimmer Ellie Robinson has been announced as BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016.
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How we work - Solutions - Bikeability

Over 2 million young people cycle trained with Bikeability

2 million young people have been trained through Bikeability - a programme designed to give young people the skills and confidence to ride, especially on roads.
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Nominations open for British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards

Nominations are open for the annual Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs), which will be hosted by Sir Lenny Henry on 18 March 2017 at the Hilton Park Lane, London.
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Sport England release volunteering strategy

Sport England release volunteering strategy

Sport England released their first ever volunteering strategy - Volunteering in an Active Nation - which aims to encourage people from all backgrounds to enjoy the benefits of volunteering.
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Baroness Sue Campbell joins Ellie Simmonds at House of Lords event

Baroness Sue Campbell joins Ellie Simmonds at House of Lords event

Baroness Sue Campbell hosted an event to celebrate Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive Training success; a programme which aims to improve PE provision for young disabled people.
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Future Sport Leaders

YST Chief Executive announces equality drive with Sporting Equals

Alison Oliver announces a new equality drive with Sporting Equals, an organisation that promotes ethnic diversity in sport, at their Leaderboard event in London.
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Be yourself – everyone else is taken

BLOG: Be yourself – everyone else is taken

To mark Anti-Bullying Week, YST Athlete Mentor and Welsh hockey international Beth Fisher talks about how sport helped her deal with the homophobic bullying she received at school.
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Jonny Wilkinson kicks off students’ success with Sky Sports Living For Sport

Jonny Wilkinson kicks off students’ success with Sky Sports Living For Sport

Rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson treated students in Leicestershire to a once-in-a-lifetime sporting masterclass through the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme.
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2016 School Games Organiser Summit kicks off

2016 School Games Organiser Summit kicks off

452 School Games Organisers will gather for a conference in Telford to celebrate the School Games, which is now delivered in over 20,000 schools across the country.
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Youth Sport Trust to receive donations through fundraising drive with Savoo

Youth Sport Trust to receive donations through fundraising drive with Savoo

Youth Sport Trust has partnered with online fundraising platform; Savoo.co.uk, for a project that will see the charity receive donations through web searches and purchases made on discount vouchers.
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Parliamentary group examines the important role of PE

Parliamentary group examines the important role of PE

An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has today released a new report which it has hailed as ‘the most comprehensive blueprint for PE for a generation.’
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Youth Sport Trust welcome Dell EMC as new partner

Youth Sport Trust welcome Dell EMC as new partner

The Youth Sport Trust has partnered with global technology company Dell EMC for a yearlong campaign that will see the tech giant become the charity’s first School Communications Partner.
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Youth Sport Trust ‘TeamUp’ with three national sports to transform women’s sport

Youth Sport Trust ‘TeamUp’ with three national sports to transform women’s sport

As the start of Women’s Sport Week gets underway, the Youth Sport Trust announces a new partnership with The England and Wales Cricket Board, England Hockey and England Netball to launch TeamUp.
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Ellie Downie wins Young Sports Personality of the Year

Nominations open for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016

After an incredible year of sport, you now have the chance to nominate your Young Sports Personality of the Year.
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Riders gear up for cycle challenge

Riders take on cycle challenge

A group of riders, including Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Alison Oliver, took part in a cycle challenge that saw them ride a previous stage of the Tour de France route in London.
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School Games alumni dominate in Rio

School Games alumni dominate in Rio

The School Games multi-sport event has become a breeding ground for Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.
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Schools win a trip to Rio and playground makeover

Schools win a trip to Rio and playground makeover

Woodlea Junior School and Phillimore Primary School have both won top prizes through the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Paralympic Challenge.
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Opening Ceremony kicks off the 2016 School Games in style

Opening Ceremony kicks off the 2016 School Games in style

The 2016 School Games kicked off in style on Thursday with Olympic gold medallists Max Whitlock and Alex Danson on hand to welcome the next generation at a spectacular opening ceremony.
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Olympic champion Whitlock meets stars of the future at 2016 School Games

Olympic champion Whitlock meets stars of the future at 2016 School Games

Gymnastics star hosts special masterclass to launch the Games as 1,600 athletes to compete across 12 sports over the next four days.
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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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Can you take the fundraising challenge?

Can you take the fundraising challenge?

Set yourself a new challenge! Explore our exciting opportunities to get active and fundraise for the Youth Sport Trust.
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Sport England announce findings of School Games review

Sport England announce findings of School Games review

Sport England has announced the findings and recommendations of its review of the School Games, which was completed with support from the Youth Sport Trust and other partners.
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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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Rannoch Womens Challenge

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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First details of 2016 School Games in Loughborough revealed

First details of 2016 School Games in Loughborough revealed

The first details of the 2016 School Games National Finals – a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes - that will take place at Loughborough University from 1-4 September are revealed.
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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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Nottingham Girls' Academy wins award for MyPB

Nottingham Girls' Academy wins award for MyPB

The Youth Sport Trust would like to congratulate Nottingham Girls’ Academy from the Greenwood Academies Trust for winning the Department for Education’s 2016 Character Award for the East Midlands.
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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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Crew set off on epic challenge

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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Youth Sport Trust responds to new Sport England strategy

Youth Sport Trust responds to new Sport England strategy

Sport England’s new £250m five-year strategy that will target those that do the least amount of physical activity has been announced today.
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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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Special Olympics GB and Youth Sport Trust to launch  Play Unified with a series of youth summits

Special Olympics GB and Youth Sport Trust to launch Play Unified with a series of youth summits

Series of Youth Summits across the country, which started at Old Trafford on 21 April.
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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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Youth Sport Trust welcomes Government’s Sport Duty of Care Review

Youth Sport Trust welcomes Government’s Sport Duty of Care Review

The Youth Sport Trust has welcomed the Government's review into the duty of care sport has towards participants.
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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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Girls' Football Week to expand in 2016

Girls' Football Week to expand in 2016

The Youth Sport Trust is supporting this year’s FA Girls’ Football Week will be expanded to two events to further drive...
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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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Asher-Smith and Clegg join schoolchildren to support Paralympic Challenge

Asher-Smith and Clegg join schoolchildren to support Paralympic Challenge

Britain's fastest woman Dina Asher-Smith and Paralympic multi-medalist Libby Clegg gave 20 London schoolchildren a lesson in sprinting.
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School Games Organiser Funding Confirmed

School Games Organiser Funding Confirmed

Sport England has today confirmed that School Games Organisers will continue to receive funding.
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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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Bright Futures Educational Trust to join forces with the Youth Sport Trust

Bright Futures Educational Trust to join forces with the Youth Sport Trust

The partnership will see a range of innovative approaches to using the power of PE, physical activity and sport to enhance young people’s achievement and attainment.
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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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Ellie Downie wins Young Sports Personality of the Year

Ellie Downie wins Young Sports Personality of the Year

Gymnast Ellie Downie has won the 2015 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award - emerging victorious from a list of ten nominees that were selected via the Youth Sport Trust.
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Dina Asher-Smith kicks off Youth Sport Trust talent camp

Dina Asher-Smith kicks off Youth Sport Trust talent camp

Britain's fastest female sprinter in history, Dina Asher-Smith, opens the Youth Sport Trust's National Talent Camp for the most talented young athletes, coaches and sporting officials.
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New sports strategy welcomed by Youth Sport Trust

New sports strategy welcomed by Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust today welcomes the Government's new strategy for sport that will aim to tackle head on the flatlining levels of sport participation and high levels of inactivity.
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The final three are revealed for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015

The final three are revealed for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015

The top three contenders for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015 have been revealed.
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New report highlights the need to engage disabled people in sport at young age

New report highlights the need to engage disabled people in sport at young age

The Youth Sport Trust has backed new research, highlighting a need to engage disabled people in sport and physical activity at a young age.
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Shortlist announced for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015

Shortlist announced for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015

The BBC has announced the ten nominees for its Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015.
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London students meet tennis greats at the ATP World Tour

10 students from Rutlish School in South West London, joined a tennis masterclass at the O2 Arena with Andy Murray’s former coach Mark Petchey.
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Kimberly Wyatt joins Youth Sport Trust as ambassador

Kimberly Wyatt joins Youth Sport Trust as ambassador

2015 Masterchef Champion and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt has today joined the Youth Sport Trust as a school sport ambassador.
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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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Introducing the Change4Life School Zone

Introducing the Change4Life School Zone

Change4Life has developed a new resource for primary teachers which provides curriculum-linked materials and inspiration to help teach children about healthy eating and being active.
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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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Inclusive Futures initiative backed for additional year

Inclusive Futures initiative backed for additional year

Spirit of 2012 has offered a new grant that will see the exciting Inclusive Futures initiative delivered for an additional year from September 2015 to September 2016.
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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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Sky Academy Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson gives rugby masterclass to Boswell School

Sky Academy Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson gives rugby masterclass to Boswell School

Sky Academy Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson treated students of The Boswell School in Chelmsford to a Sky Sports Living for Sport masterclass in rugby union in West London.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 launches 2015 national survey into PE and school sport

Youth Sport Trust launches 2015 national survey into PE and school sport

The Youth Sport Trust has launched its 2015 national survey to help inform the charity's work by investigating the quality and provision of PE, physical activity and school sport.
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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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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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City Quiz raises £8,000 to support young people in the Caribbean

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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Sky Academy Ambassador Thierry Henry gives football masterclass to school in Barking

Sky Academy Ambassador Thierry Henry gives football masterclass to school in Barking

Sky Academy Ambassador Thierry Henry treated students of Eastbury Comprehensive School in Barking to a Sky Sports Living for Sport masterclass.
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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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Sky Academy Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson gives school masterclass

Sky Academy Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson gives school masterclass

Sky Academy Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson treated students of Goffs School in Cheshunt to a Sky Sports Living for Sport masterclass in rugby union.
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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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Smart Start Clubs tackling inactivity in early years

Smart Start Clubs tackling inactivity in early years

The early years is the best time to tackle habits of inactivity so we can impact on physical and emotional health and develop a love of physical activity for life.
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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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Welsh Athlete Mentors join Sky Sports Living for Sport

Welsh Athlete Mentors join Sky Sports Living for Sport

Seven new Welsh Athlete Mentors have joined the Sky Sports Living for Sport team.
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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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New Coaching in Primary Schools Portal developed

New Coaching in Primary Schools Portal developed

A new Coaching in Primary Schools Portal has been developed by sports coach UK with the support of national partners including the Youth Sport Trust.
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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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Jonny Wilkinson holds Sky Sports Living for Sport skills session

Jonny Wilkinson holds Sky Sports Living for Sport skills session

Sky Academy Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson visited Guildford County School to inspire students to achieve their potential by taking part in a practical rugby skills session.
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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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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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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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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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Olympic Champion Katie Taylor unveils new Athlete Mentors for Sky Sports Living for Sport

Olympic Champion Katie Taylor unveils new Athlete Mentors for Sky Sports Living for Sport

Sky Sports Living for Sport Ambassador Katie Taylor has today announced a host of exciting new Athlete Mentors to join her team in Ireland.
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New content and assessment methods for PE published by DfE

New content and assessment methods for PE published by DfE

The Department for Education has published the revised content for GCSE and AS/ A Level PE qualifications, to be first taught from 2016.
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Kate Grey named Inclusive Futures National Athlete Role Model

Kate Grey named Inclusive Futures National Athlete Role Model

Paralympic swimming star Kate Grey has been officially unveiled as the National Athlete Role Model for the Inclusive Futures initiative.
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High profile speakers confirmed for Youth Sport Trust 2015 Conference

High profile speakers confirmed for Youth Sport Trust 2015 Conference

Five high-profile speakers have now been confirmed for the Youth Sport Trust 2015 Conference in Telford, which takes place from 4-5 February.
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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

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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2013: A year of progress

2013: A year of progress

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Officer John Steele looks back on a memorable 2013.
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Future young coaches and officials at national academy

Future young coaches and officials at national academy

Over 200 of the country’s top young coaches and officials are descending onto Loughborough to attend the National Young Coaches & Officials Academy.
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Shooter wins top BBC award

Shooter wins top BBC award

Shooter Amber Hill has been named the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year.
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 Fundraising duo to ride across America

Fundraising duo to ride across America

Fundraising duo David Simms and James Hesketh are embarking on a gruelling tandem bicycle challenge to raise money for the Youth Sport Trust.
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Offer provides exciting future for Rugby League in primary schools

Offer provides exciting future for Rugby League in primary schools

The RFL has launched an exciting new resource for Primary Schools that will help teachers and coaches deliver high quality and fun physical activity sessions for children aged between five and 11.
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MPs debate school sport

MPs debate school sport

Members of Parliament discuss the future of school sport during a Westminster Hall debate on the recent report on PE and sport in schools.
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Pledge competition a winner!

Pledge competition a winner!

Youth Sport Trust was proud to provide sports equipment vouchers and other goodies for a Get Set to Make a Change competition at the recent roadshows.
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Renewed investment for primary school sport

Renewed investment for primary school sport

The Government has announced new funding for primary school sport in the form of a further £150 million to continue the School Sport Premium.
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Paralympic stars join future sports leaders at Thames Valley

Paralympic stars join future sports leaders at Thames Valley

50 aspiring young leaders from across Berkshire have been chosen to attend a Step into Sport leadership event at Thames Valley Athletics Centre.
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Golden finale to the Paralimpiadas Escolares

Golden finale to the Paralimpiadas Escolares

The final day of the Paralimpiadas Escolares provided some of the most dramatic sporting action of the week.
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Gala dinner raises £200,000 for Youth Sport Trust

Gala dinner raises £200,000 for Youth Sport Trust

Over £200,000 was raised for the Youth Sport Trust at a gala dinner at The Savoy hotel in London.
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GB set for exciting final day of competition

GB set for exciting final day of competition

The School Games GB team is set for an exciting last day of competition at the Paralimpiadas Escolares in Brazil, after another day of fine performances.
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Stars turn out for Youth Sport Trust fundraiser

Stars turn out for Youth Sport Trust fundraiser

A host of Olympic and Paralympic athletes and celebrities are in for a night of glitz and glamour at the world-famous Savoy Hotel in London for a fundraising dinner in support of the Youth Sport Trust.
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Temperatures soar as GB success continues in Brazil

Temperatures soar as GB success continues in Brazil

It was the weather as well as the competitors that the School Games GB Team were battling against on day two of the...
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GB team off to a winning start in Brazil

GB team off to a winning start in Brazil

The first day of competition for the GB team at the Paralimpiadas Escolares brought some outstanding performances and plenty of opportunities to celebrate.
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Opening ceremony gets the Paralimpiadas Escolares officially underway

Opening ceremony gets the Paralimpiadas Escolares officially underway

A lively opening ceremony to mark the official start of the Paralimpiadas Escolares has taken place in São Paulo.
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Iraqi schools delegation blog

Iraqi schools delegation blog

Guin Batten from YST blogs on the visit of more than 60 Iraqi teachers to the UK to see how sport and leadership is taught within schools.
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2015 Rugby Youth Partnership announced

2015 Rugby Youth Partnership announced

School children across the country will get a chance to be part of the excitement of Rugby World Cup 2015 with the formation of a new youth partnership.
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Elite young disabled athletes go for gold in Brazil

Elite young disabled athletes go for gold in Brazil

A team of 25 elite young disabled athletes from Great Britain are heading to South America to compete in the Paralimpiadas Escolares de 2013.
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Primary School Physical Literacy Framework

Primary School Physical Literacy Framework

A new Primary Literacy Framework has been produced by the Youth Sport Trust.
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Schools welcomes Iraqi delegation as part of education programme

Schools welcomes Iraqi delegation as part of education programme

Five schools across the country are hosting a delegation of school leaders from Iraq this week as part of an EU programme delivered by the British Council with the Youth Sport Trust.
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ParalympicsGB Sports Fest comes to Worcester

ParalympicsGB Sports Fest comes to Worcester

Disabled people are invited to come and try a range of sports and meet London 2012 medallists at ParalympicsGB's Sports Fest.
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New evaluation shows success of Change4Life Clubs

New evaluation shows success of Change4Life Clubs

An independent evaluation shows the continued success of the Change4Life Sports Clubs programme and the positive impact it has on the lives of young people.
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Lead your generation: An inclusive future

Lead your generation: An inclusive future

YST has been granted funding for a new inclusion project following a successful bid to the Big Lottery Fund and the Spirit of 2012 Trust.
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London 2012 champion launches new Girls4Gold talent ID campaign

London 2012 champion launches new Girls4Gold talent ID campaign

The Girls4Gold programme aims to discover athletes who have what it takes to transfer into a new sport and compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games.
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New project to study teacher feedback

New project to study teacher feedback

The Youth Sport Trust will undertake a new project looking at how the positive delivery of feedback used in coaching and PE can be transferred to the classroom.
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Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis to visit Oldham school

Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis to visit Oldham school

Pupils from St Thomas Church of England Primary School in Oldham will welcome 2000 Olympic heptathlon gold medallist Denise Lewis to their school.
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Nominations open for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2013

Nominations open for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2013

With 60 days to go until the 60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year, nominations open today for 2013 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
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Christine Ohuruogu headlines School Games Organiser Summit

Christine Ohuruogu headlines School Games Organiser Summit

Olympic, World and Commonwealth 400 gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu, will be among the headline speakers at the SGO Network National Summit.
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John Steele appointed chair of English Institute of Sport

John Steele appointed chair of English Institute of Sport

UK Sport has appointed Youth Sport Trust CEO John Steele to chair its science, medicine and technology arm, the English Institute of Sport (EIS).
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David Beckham and Ellie Simmonds host once-in-a-lifetime training session

David Beckham and Ellie Simmonds host once-in-a-lifetime training session

David Beckham and Ellie Simmonds welcomed over 170 young people to a special Sainsbury's Active Kids training session at Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London.
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Denise Lewis answers your questions

Denise Lewis answers your questions

Youth Sport Trust Primary School Sport Ambassador Denise Lewis recently answered questions sent in through Twitter, using #AskYST or email.
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Investec Open raises more than £12,000 for Youth Sport Trust

Investec Open raises more than £12,000 for Youth Sport Trust

The Investec Open golf tournament came to a close last week at the world famous Turnberry resort, having raised £12,520 for the Youth Sport Trust.
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Claire Harvey wins Hero of the Year award

Claire Harvey wins Hero of the Year award

Youth Sport Trust's Assistant Director and GB Paralympian Claire Harvey has been awarded 'Hero of the Year' at the 2013 European Diversity Awards.
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Student’s 720 mile running quest conquered

Student’s 720 mile running quest conquered

Sunderland University student Matthew Fotheringham has completed his epic 720-mile run across France to raise money for the Youth Sport Trust.
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Colin Montgomerie hosts Sky Sports Living for Sport masterclass

Colin Montgomerie hosts Sky Sports Living for Sport masterclass

Colin Montgomerie proved a real hit when he hosted a sports masterclass on behalf of Sky Sports Living for Sport.
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Manchester to host 2014 Sainsbury's School Games

Manchester to host 2014 Sainsbury's School Games

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Maria Miller has announced that the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games will take place in Manchester.
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Sainsbury's 2013 School Games draws to a close in Sheffield

Sainsbury's 2013 School Games draws to a close in Sheffield

As the curtain came down on the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games at the closing ceremony, the athletes reflected on four days of fantastic competition.
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Records broken on day three of the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games

Records broken on day three of the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games

The penultimate day of action at the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games saw all 12 sports underway, but that didn't stop a select few from standing out.
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First medals claimed on day two of the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games

First medals claimed on day two of the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games

The second day of the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games saw eight of the 12 sports get underway with guests Brazil making themselves at home almost immediately.
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School Games blog winners to receive PB Sport prizes

School Games blog winners to receive PB Sport prizes

PB Sport is sponsoring the Sainsbury's School Games 'Reward & Recognition Scheme' for 2013-2014.
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Spectacular opening gets Sainsbury's 2013 School Games underway

Spectacular opening gets Sainsbury's 2013 School Games underway

The Sainsbury's 2013 School Games got underway in spectacular style with an opening ceremony packed with music, dance and a parade of 1,600 competing athletes.
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Paralympic stars offer tips ahead of Sainsbury's 2013 School Games

Paralympic stars offer tips ahead of Sainsbury's 2013 School Games

Two London 2012 Paralympic Games stars held a sprint masterclass for elite young athletes who are set to compete at the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games.
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Sky named Corporate of the Year at Beyond Sport Awards

Sky named Corporate of the Year at Beyond Sport Awards

Sky has been named the Corporate of the Year at the prestigious Beyond Sport Awards for the Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative.
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Change4Life encourages families to make a ‘Smart Restart’

Change4Life encourages families to make a ‘Smart Restart’

Change4Life is asking families to make the most of the fresh start of the new school year by signing up to a healthy change.
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Registration is now open for Save the Children's World Marathon Challenge

Registration is now open for Save the Children's World Marathon Challenge

In October 2013, over 20,000 young people across the world will compete to beat the world marathon record as part of Save the Children World Marathon Challenge.
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Paralympic Games - One year on

Paralympic Games - One year on

One year on from the Paralympics, Alison Oliver reflects on the work the Trust is undertaking to engage more young disabled people within PE and school sport.
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Team YST go Extra Mile

A team of Youth Sport Trust employees will be hitting the tarmac and cycling hundreds of miles as part of the Mile Cote d'Or Team Relay Challenge.
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Report finds seven-year-olds not doing enough exercise

Report finds seven-year-olds not doing enough exercise

New research published today has found that half of all seven-year-olds do not get enough exercise - and girls are far less active than boys.
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New Sky Sports show Game Changers kicks off

New Sky Sports show Game Changers kicks off

New show Game Changers kicked off at the weekend, as Sky Sports steps up its drive to get more children involved in sport.
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£3 million for Change 4 Life clubs

£3 million for Change 4 Life clubs

The Department of Health has announced £3 million funding for Change 4 Life Sports Clubs to encourage children to exercise more.
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Young rower wins tuition from Olympic medallist

Young rower wins tuition from Olympic medallist

Young rower Tilly Lock had a once-in-a-lifetime experience of rowing with two time Olympic Silver medallist, Debbie Flood, in double scull at Henley-on-Thames.
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Student to run 700 miles in memory of friend

Student to run 700 miles in memory of friend

Sunderland University student Matthew Fotheringham prepares to run the length of France to raise money for the Youth Sport Trust.
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Get Going with Change4Life this summer!

Get Going with Change4Life this summer!

Summer is here and this year Change4life is making sure there are loads of free and fun ways to get active.
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New survey reveals children's attitudes to legacy

New survey reveals children's attitudes to legacy

Two thirds of children are still inspired by Team GB’s performance at London 2012 last year with many believing that PE helps them to perform better at school.
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Education Select Committee on school sport

Education Select Committee on school sport

The Education Select Committee has published the final report of its inquiry into school sport.
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Sir Steve Redgrave – Your Twitter questions answered

Sir Steve Redgrave – Your Twitter questions answered

Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave answers your Twitter questions, as part of our work with Matalan Sporting Promise.
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Sky Sports launches Game Changers

Sky Sports launches Game Changers

Sky Sports will step up its drive to get more children involved in sport with the launch of 'Game Changers', a new live Saturday morning TV show.
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RFU expands All Schools across England

RFU expands All Schools across England

From September, 100 new schools will join the Rugby Football Union's All Schools programme, which encourages secondary school children to play rugby.
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Young people get chance to race in Olympic Stadium

Young people get chance to race in Olympic Stadium

Young people from across the UK will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to race in the Olympic Stadium, just one year on from London 2012.
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Sir Steve Redgrave visit delights pupils

Sir Steve Redgrave visit delights pupils

Sir Steve Redgrave spoke about the importance of exercise and sports participation and took part in a range of activities with school pupils.
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Baroness Campbell wins Arthur Bell Trophy

Baroness Campbell wins Arthur Bell Trophy

Youth Sport Trust Chair Baroness Sue Campbell has been awarded the Sport and Recreation Alliance's prestigious Arthur Bell Trophy.
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Athletes all set for School Games festivals

Athletes all set for School Games festivals

Young people from across Greater Manchester and Sussex will have the opportunity to show off their talents at Sainsbury's School Games festivals.
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Mo Farah Foundation launches Water Relay Challenge

Mo Farah Foundation launches Water Relay Challenge

The Mo Farah Foundation is to launch the 'Water Relay Challenge' to all schools nationwide, in partnership with Youth Sport Trust and Sport Impact.
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Schools compete for sporting glory in Nottinghamshire

Schools compete for sporting glory in Nottinghamshire

Young people from Nottinghamshire are getting the opportunity to show off their sporting talents as they compete in a Sainsbury’s School Games Festival.
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Lead your generation summits kick off

Lead your generation summits kick off

Young people will be showcasing how they have been delivering a Olympic and Paralympic legacy in their schools at three Lead your generation summits.
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New guidance on primary funding

New guidance on primary funding

The Department for Education has issued further guidance for schools on the delivery of PE and school sport through the primary school sport funding.
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Student encourages young girls across Slough to get active

Student encourages young girls across Slough to get active

200 young girls from Slough will take part in a girls’ sports day at Slough & Eton Church of England College organised by 18 year old Fadumo Olow.
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Show your support for Glasgow 2018 bid

Show your support for Glasgow 2018 bid

You can show your support for Glasgow's bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games by voting for the city on an Inside the Games poll that runs until 2 July.
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Big events nationwide as NSSW continues

Big events nationwide as NSSW continues

The excitement of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week showed no signs of slowing down with events up and down the country.
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Gardener re-lives past glories as NSSW hits Cardiff

Gardener re-lives past glories as NSSW hits Cardiff

Olympic gold medallist Jason Gardener returned to the scene of his famous British indoor record for Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week.
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NSSW rolls in to Stockport

NSSW rolls in to Stockport

2004 Athens gold medallist Darren Campbell helped Werneth School get in the spirit of this year's Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week.
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London 2012 gold medallists start NSSW in style

London 2012 gold medallists start NSSW in style

London 2012 gold medallists Katherine Grainger and Richard Whitehead started Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week with a bang at Southfields Academy.
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NSSW kicks off in Liverpool

NSSW kicks off in Liverpool

200 school children from 14 special schools across Merseyside will continue the London 2012 sporting legacy ahead of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week.
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Get Set To Make a Change

Get Set To Make a Change

The Youth Sport Trust is proud to be a key partner in the delivery of Get Set to Make a Change. Register now to attend a roadshow event!
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British Bobsleigh Olympic Futures programme

British Bobsleigh Olympic Futures programme

Your chance to go for Olympic gold at 90mph with Bobsleigh - Formula One on ice!
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Special Olympics GB partners with Youth Sport Trust

Special Olympics GB partners with Youth Sport Trust

Special Olympics GB partners with Youth Sport Trust to develop opportunities for young people with intellectual disabilities.
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Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games performers revealed

Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games performers revealed

Top young acts from across the country have won a place to perform at the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games, after ‘X Factor’ style auditions at Sheffield City Hall.
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London 2012 gold medallists start NSSW in style

London 2012 inspiration comes to York High School

500 pupils to take part in event ahead of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week
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Fashion show raises £18,000 for Youth Sport Trust

Fashion show raises £18,000 for Youth Sport Trust

Miss Daisy's Nursery hosted a charity fashion show at St Luke's Church in Chelsea, which raised over £18,000 for the Youth Sport Trust.
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Quiz raises £8,000 for Youth Sport Trust

Quiz raises £8,000 for Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust was the charity selected to benefit from an annual City Quiz organised by a group of insurance brokers.
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Special ceremony for Derby teacher

Special ceremony for Derby teacher

Derby High School hold special ceremony in memory of a young member of staff, Stephen Wagstaff, and raise over £1,200 for Youth Sport Trust.
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Young people driving legacy

Young people driving legacy

Over 600 young people from across the country will share their legacy plans with other schools at special legacy summits taking place in July.
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Children inspired to play more sport

Children inspired to play more sport

Research by Lloyds TSB says that National School Sport Week, delivered in partnership with Youth Sport Trust, has had a positive impact on participation.
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NBA legend to meet Hounslow students

NBA legend to meet Hounslow students

Pupils at Lampton School will be taking part in a special masterclass with NBA star Robert Horry as part of Sky Sports Living for Sport.
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Sky Sports Living for Sport shortlisted for Beyond Sport Award

Sky Sports Living for Sport shortlisted for Beyond Sport Award

Sky Sports Living for Sport, which is run by the Youth Sport Trust has been shortlisted for a global Beyond Sport Award in the Corporate of the Year category.
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Sainsbury's 2013 School Games auditions

Sainsbury's 2013 School Games auditions

Talented performers from seven schools across the UK auditioned for a place to perform at the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games.
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Supporting the Primary School Sports Premium

Supporting the Primary School Sports Premium

Sport England, the County Sports Partnership Network and the Youth Sport Trust are combining effort to advise schools on the £150m Primary School Sport Premium.
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Sky Sports Living for Sport launches in Ireland

Sky Sports Living for Sport launches in Ireland with Katie Taylor

Sky Sports Living for Sport launches in Ireland and and announces Katie Taylor as official Ambassador.
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Committee shines spotlight on PE and school sport

Committee shines spotlight on PE and school sport

PE and school sport topped the political agenda again as Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, appeared before the Education Select Committee.
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5-year plan announced by Youth Sport Trust

5-year plan announced by Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust has today revealed details of its direction and priorities for the next 5 years with the publication of a new Strategic Plan.
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Olympian opens winning school’s athletics track

Olympian opens winning school’s athletics track

300 pupils from Great Baddow High School in Chelmsford will welcome Olympic gold medallist, Jason Gardener, today after the school won a visit from the star.
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Olympian kicks off school competition in St Albans

Olympian kicks off school competition in St Albans

Pupils from St Bernadette Catholic Primary School show off their talent to an Olympic champion at their Sainsbury’s School Games competition.
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Olympic star visits Oakbank school

Olympic star visits Oakbank school

Olympic gold medallist, Jason Gardener, inspired over 200 pupils from Oakbank Secondary School in Keighley, after the school won a visit from the athlete.
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Lead your generation Torch Relay kicks off at St Luke’s

Lead your generation Torch Relay kicks off at St Luke’s

Schools around the country are reigniting the inspiration of London 2012 by taking part in the Youth Sport Trust’s Lead your generation Torch Relay.
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'Big Swing’ in Dorset tees up a generation of new golfers

'Big Swing’ in Dorset tees up a generation of new golfers

The ‘Big Swing’ in Dorset has introduced more than 420 boys and girls to golf and trained 66 teenagers as young leaders to support future golf events.
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Schools celebrate opportunities in watersports

Schools celebrate opportunities in watersports

Nine schools celebrate launch of Watersports Hub Schools at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham, attended by new Chair of British Rowing.
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2013 Employability through Sport Report

2013 Employability through Sport Report

Laureus Sport for Good Foundation - call for proposals for 2013 Employability through Sport Report.
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David Beckham joins Sky Sports Living for Sport

David Beckham joins Sky Sports Living for Sport

David Beckham is joining Sky as an ambassador and will play a leading role to support grassroots sport and encourage participation across Britain and Ireland.
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Young womens footballer celebrates with double grant success

Young womens footballer celebrates with double grant success

19 year old, Alex Greenwood from Liverpool has received two grants; one from the ICAP Beckwith Scholarship and the other from Stylist magazine's Fair Game Award.
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Youth Sport Trust receives donation from Burleigh Court

Youth Sport Trust receives donation from Burleigh Court

Loughborough based hotel and conference venue, Burleigh Court, has donated £2,500 to the Youth Sport Trust.
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Young coach scoops prestigious award

Young coach scoops prestigious award

The Young Epilepsy Champion Awards recognises 17 year old Jenny Chapman, former National Young Coaches Academy graduate and her dedication to coaching swimming.
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Stars turn out for Easter party

Stars turn out for Easter party

The Youth Sport Trust and representatives from Willow Primary School in Berkshire have attended a star studded event today to celebrate the Health Lottery.
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Glasgow 2014 inspires young leaders

Glasgow 2014 inspires young leaders

Team Scotland athlete Alan Forsyth joined pupils at the University of the West of Scotland for the last of this year’s Lead 2014 conferences.
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Sir Steve Redgrave launches Matalan Sporting Communities

Sir Steve Redgrave launches Matalan Sporting Communities

Sir Steve Redgrave launches Matalan Sporting Communities and calls on teenagers to increase their participation in sport by joining community sports clubs.
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Major funding announced for school sport

Major funding announced for school sport

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a renewed package of funding for PE and school sport.
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UK Student and Teacher of the Year announced

UK Student and Teacher of the Year announced

The UK's Sky Sports Living for Sport Student and Teacher of the Year 2012 have been announced in a sportstar-studded award ceremony at Sky Studios, London.
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Golf for all in the Wirral

Golf for all in the Wirral

Children from six Wirral special schools have been learning all about golf.
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The Springfields Academy impress Ofsted in 2013 report

The Springfields Academy impress Ofsted in 2013 report

The Springfields Academy, a Youth Sport Trust Gold Partner School, has become one of the first schools to achieve the highest accreditation of "outstanding".
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Young Ambassador Celebration Day awards

Young Ambassador Celebration Day awards

The Young Ambassador Celebration event culminated in an awards ceremony hosted by UK Steering Group and Jonathan Edwards.
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Young Ambassadors lead the legacy

Young Ambassadors lead the legacy

300 Young Ambassadors will attend a prestigious event at Wembley Stadium today to celebrate their commitment and achievement as young leaders and volunteers.
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Glasgow 2014 inspires next generation of Young Leaders across West Scotland

Glasgow 2014 inspires next generation of Young Leaders across West Scotland

Team Scotland hockey player Michael Bremner will today join pupils from across the West of Scotland at the University of Strathclyde for the first of this year's Lead 2014 conferences.
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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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Olympic medallist Gail Emms joins Swindon youngsters to kick off School Games

Pupils from Swindon with ambitions of following in the footsteps of their sporting heroes showed off their talent in a Sainsbury’s School Games competition.
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Ofsted report on PE and school sport

Ofsted has today released its latest report on the teaching of physical education and school sport in England.
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John Steele visits Ghana leadership project

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive visits Ghana from 13-17 February as part of the Trust’s work with the Beckwith International Leadership Development programme.
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Youth Sport Trust Chair named in Power List

UK Sport and Youth Sport Trust Chair Baroness Sue Campbell has been named on the BBC Radio Four Woman’s Hour Power List 2013.
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Park House Head picks up national award

Derek Peaple, Headteacher and Chair of the Youth Sport Trust Headteacher Strategy Group, scoops award at the Berkshire Inspiration and Participation awards
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Youth Sport Trust response to draft curriculum

The Government has today published a new draft National Curriculum setting out key priorities and content across a range of subjects.
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Olympic legacy top of the agenda at Youth Sport Trust 2013 Conference

Hundreds of headteachers and school sport professionals will gather today for the Youth Sport Trust’s national conference to discuss the legacy of the Games.
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Lead 2014 launches its 2013 programme

Lead 2014 launches its 2013 programme with a call for action to young people to be involved in the build-up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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Jonathan Edwards to join Youth Sport Trust board

Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards is to join the Youth Sport Trust’s Board and support its new legacy commitment Lead your generation.
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Sainsbury's 2015 School Games kick off in Manchester

Sky Sports News Presenter to host the Norfolk School Games Media Academy

Sky Sports News Presenter and ex-Blue Peter front man Simon Thomas is hosting the Norfolk School Games Media Academy conference at the UEA Sportspark.
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Darren Campbell joins pupils from across Northamptonshire to kick off School Games!

Pupils from five schools across Northamptonshire with ambitions of following in the footsteps of their sporting heroes will get to show off their talent in a Sainsbury's School Games competition.
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Young coach nominated for prestigious national award

Young coach, Jenny Chapman, has been nominated as a Champion for the Epilepsy Champions awards hosted by charity Young Epilepsy for her dedication to coaching.
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NBA legends coach Sky Sports Living for Sport students

Pupils from Lampton School, participants in the Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative, take part in NBA Clinic sessions with Detroit legend Bill Laimbeer.
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National Talent Orientation Camp and National Young Coaches Academy kick off

National Talent Orientation Camp for talented young athletes and National Young Coaches Academy for young coaches are running in Loughborough from 4-6 January.
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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

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

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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