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'Turn PE depts. into departments of health & wellbeing' says charity

The Youth Sport Trust has responded to the Department of Health and Social Care’s Prevention is Better Than Cure vision after it encourages people to take more responsibility for managing their own health.
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Children's inactivity levels rise finds new data

Just one in 30 of children aged either nine or ten completes the recommended amount of daily exercise. The data, reported in the Mail on Sunday, was gathered by researchers at the universities of Exeter and Plymouth.
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New film celebrates sport's impact in communities

A new film celebrating how sport and physical activity is building social connectedness in five areas across the UK has been nominated in the 2018 Charity Film Awards .
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Budget 2018: Funding boost for mental health

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, has today given his Autumn Budget speech which he says is for the 'strivers, grafters, and the carers'. Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, comments.
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Kare announced as BBC Young Sports Personality

Kare Adenegan has been crowned the 2018 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. The 17-year-old was presented with the award at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.
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Physical activity programme to plug social mobility gap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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