News

In this section you can find out about all of our latest news and our views and opinions on important developments and best practices in PE and school sport.

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YST responds to new childhood obesity strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Julia Clements, Principal Educational Psychologist at Place2Be, gives advice to teachers on four ways they can support students with stress on Mental Health Awareness Week.
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