This year’s National School Sports Week is aiming to get more children ‘playing for fun, playing for 60’ between 19 and 25 June

The PE department at Colton Hills Community School needed a reboot. It therefore enlisted the support of staff across the school to supplement its approach towards engaging students

Following school closures and a year in which sports days were forced to take place at home, schools across the country came together to celebrate a week of sport between 19 and 25 June

Earlier this year, the government outlined a new plan for school sport and tackling inactivity. With a further update promised later this year, children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust gives guidance on what you need to know

The Youth Sport Trust’s Ali Oliver believes the ‘sugar tax’ offers a once in a lifetime chance to transform PE – but warns it must be used wisely

Research from the Youth Sport Trust finds that time-tabled physical education is being squeezed. Ali Oliver offers advice to schools on how they can ensure physical activity stays on the curriculum

Physical activity is not just about sport

Schools need a fundamental culture change, shifting their focus away from sport and towards physical activity, writes Miranda Markham

Funding for primary PE and sport provision

The funding that primary schools receive for PE and sports provision from the Department for Education has doubled. Education Business looks at the criteria and how it can be spent

Sport and its moral dilemmas

There have been calls for a better balance between winning medals and the welfare of athletes

Ali Oliver, CEO of the Youth Sport Trust discusses the need for physical education to adapt in today’s school environment and provides insight into Play Unified

With both physical and mental health benefits for young people, more schools should introduce their pupils to snowsports, writes Betony Garner from Snowsport England.

Karen Wallin, CEO of Special Olympics GB, discusses the challenges facing young people with intellectual disabilities, and provides insight into Play Unified – a campaign using sport to change perceptions of those with intellectual disabilities in schools across the UK.

Well-managed playing fields will not only improve the quality of school pitches, but will also improve their usability as pupils enjoy playing on pitches without bumps and bare patches, says Colin Hoskins and Dan Prest from the Institute of Groundsmanship.

Sport in schools can help to create a much needed active generation among the nation’s youth. The Sports & Physical Education (PE) Association UK discuss why investment in sport is crucial to pupils’ health and well-being.

Equipping teachers and students for PE inclusion

Not all teachers have the confidence and skill set to ensure all students are included in school PE lessons. Kat Southwell, Active Kids for All manager at the English Federation of Disability Sport, explains what is being done to change this perception and how disabled pupils can benefit.


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