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.
News

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

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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DfE update on Primary PE and Sport Premium and Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

DfE update on Primary PE and Sport Premium and Healthy Pupils Capital Fund

We are delighted to confirm this announcement also includes a section reconfirming the DfE’s commitment to doubling the Primary PE and Sport Premium from September.
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Young people Dare to Believe at Olympic Park

Young people Dare to Believe at Olympic Park

More than 100 young people took part in an Allianz Dare to Believe festival with the Youth Sport Trust at the Copper Box Arena on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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BLOG: School sports days have a bigger role to play

BLOG: School sports days have a bigger role to play

The recent coverage of ‘school sports day’, questioning their value, purpose and even existence painted a false image of the health of school sport.
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BLOG: Developing fundamental movement skills

BLOG: Developing fundamental movement skills

In recent years the UK has enjoyed success across a vast range of sports. Despite these inspiring performances, physical activity levels across the nation’s children are in decline.
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Girls Active award winners announced

Girls Active award winners announced

The Youth Sport Trust’s Girls Active programme announced its first ever award winners, with BBC 6 Music’s Gemma Cairney, ambassador for the initiative, sharing the winners on Instagram.
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The FA and Youth Sport Trust strike partnership to inspire more girls

The FA and the Youth Sport Trust have launched a new partnership to inspire more girls into football during National School Sport Week.
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Physical and emotional wellbeing should be new focus for PE

Physical and emotional wellbeing should be new focus for PE

As National School Sport Week gets underway, YST Chief Executive, Ali Oliver, says PE is changing, as schools across the country get set to take part in the week-long celebration of school sport.
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