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.

BLOG: How the PE and sport premium is helping us engage hard to reach children

Steve Tindall, headteacher of Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Surrey, blogs about how his school will help hard to reach children in PE and sport.
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PE and sport premium will create lasting legacy in primary schools

Primary school PE could be ‘transformed for a generation’ by new funding

Training for teachers, more varied activities, and new equipment to get classes moving are helping to usher in a ‘once in a generation’ transformation of PE in primary schools.
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Megan Lowe wins national Girls Active award for commitment to sport

Megan Lowe wins national Girls Active award for commitment to sport

Megan Lowe, 16, from South Dartmoor Community College has been recognised by the Youth Sport Trust and awarded the national winner of the Girls Active Awards 2017.
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BLOG: How support for parents in sport has changed across a generation – no more ‘what ifs’

Head of Wellbeing at the Youth Sport Trust, Chris Wright, discusses how support for sports parents has dramatically changed for the better since the last decade.
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Ben Goodall: Why it takes a special kind of selflessness to support your child in their sport

‘It takes a special kind of selflessness to support your child in their sport’ – Ben Goodall

Ben Goodall, who has just been selected to represent GB in the 2017 World Age Group Championships for Tumbling, reflects on the support of his parents during Parents in Sport Week.
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Top 10 tips for parents to engage their children in sport

How to get your children active – 10 top tips for parents

‘How do I become a better sports parent?’ is a question parents may be asking themselves. For Parents in Sport Week we have created 10 top tips across the three key stages of your child’s sporting development on how you can support them to be the best they can be.
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New guidance offers parents 14 simple steps to get their children active

Youth Sport Trust has released simple guidance for parents on National Parents in Sport Week to help get families active.
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Once in a lifetime opportunity for young baton bearers

Once in a lifetime opportunity for young baton bearers

Inspirational young ambassadors have joined 143 people across Wales in carrying the baton for the Queen’s baton relay ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
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2017 School Games Opening Ceremony – view of stage and fireworks display

Opening ceremony gets 2017 School Games National Finals underway

The four-day event will see 1,600 young athletes compete in 12 different sports at Loughborough University.
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Alex Danson

More female role models needed to close gender gap in sport

Sporting heroes Charlotte Edwards and Alex Danson will host a master-class for some of this year’s competing athletes to mark the start of the 2017 School Games at Loughborough University.
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BLOG: PE, sport and activity have a crucial role to play in exam success

BLOG: PE, sport and activity have a crucial role to play in exam success

YST Chief Executive Alison Oliver examines the positive association between participation in physical activity and academic performance in young people.
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YST welcomes DfE confirmation of Primary PE and Sport Premium doubling

YST welcomes DfE confirmation of Primary PE and Sport Premium doubling

This will be a straight doubling of the current formula and the Youth Sport Trust welcomes the fact that primaries will be able to invest further in their PE and sports provision for their students.
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