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.

Keep up to date with our comprehensive news updates.

As well as our news stories below, you can also check out our recent publications, including our Impact Report, and termly membership magazine Inspire.

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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