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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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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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