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Teacher confidence and capacity to deliver PE improved with £320m funding

Primary schools across England are sharing details of how they are improving PE and teachers’ confidence to deliver it through a £320m government spending commitment.
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Girls Active praised in new report

Charity praises new report looking at impact of physical activity on young people's wellbeing

A new report published by The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood today hopes to raise awareness of the importance of movement for children’s wellbeing.
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YST National School Sport Week campaign video entered into national awards

The Youth Sport Trust’s National School Sport Week campaign video is listed in this year’s Charity Film Awards and needs your support.
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Birmingham school says programme has helped it to become best version of itself

Before taking part in a city-wide initiative linking 20 schools across Birmingham through sport, 13-year-old Ashaunti Mufchett says she only ever saw other young people from schools outside of hers as ‘the competition’.
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Send your nominations for the BBC Unsung Hero Award 2019

Do you know a volunteer or individual who has worked tirelessly in support of school and/or youth sport? If so, then you can get them the recognition they deserve this December!
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Ben Smith: ‘Without sport, I wouldn’t be here’

YST ambassador talks about how sport helped him to ‘find his happy’ and support others on World Mental Health Day.
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New app helping parents of talented young athletes

On Parents in Sport Week, the charity is raising awareness of its free to access Performance Parent app to give parents more support in protecting children's wellbeing who compete at elite sport level.
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Katarina Johnson-Thompson makes it double gold for School Games alumni

The Youth Sport Trust are delighted to congratulate former School Games athlete and ambassador Katarina Johnson-Thompson on winning the heptathlon gold medal at the World Championships in Doha.
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Schools to fly the flag for wellbeing with active education programme

The man who ran 401 marathons in 401 days around the UK has partnered with the Youth Sport Trust to create an education programme for schools to guide young people on a journey to wellbeing and be part of his next 14,001-mile endurance challenge.
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Play time and sport with school children just what the doctor ordered

School children across the country are supporting ‘at risk’ older adults to lead healthy and happy lives through a new project developed by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and supported by GPs.
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School Games alumni Dina Asher-Smith sets British record

The Youth Sport Trust would like to extend its congratulations to School Games alumni Dina Asher-Smith on winning the silver medal at the World Championships in Doha.
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Charity concerned about schools with no sports facilities

Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, Ali Oliver, comments as reports arise of new schools opening without any PE or sport facilities on-site. It was reported that 17 free schools opened last year without any on-site sports facilities.
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