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BLOG: What is the most important piece of exam analysis for PE departments?

By Youth Sport Trust Head of Physical Education and Achievement, Will Swaithes
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Teachers want PE to be more valued, but do we truly understand why we teach it?

As the news headlines continue to stack up around childhood obesity and declining mental wellbeing in young people, Youth Sport Trust Head of Physical Education and Achievement Will Swaithes, discusses why PE is only as good as its weakest link and considers whether we really know its true value.
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Star-studded ambassadors revealed to judge awards

Female high-profile sports ambassadors have been revealed to sit on the judging panel of the Girls Active Awards.
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Charity celebrates London 2012 legacy as record numbers compete in school sport

Six years to the day since the opening of London 2012, one of the biggest legacy projects to come out of the UK’s opportunity to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games is celebrating its most successful year to date.
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City Quiz raises record £10,000 for YST International

A cheque for £10,000 has been presented to Youth Sport Trust International by the organisers of the City Quiz, an annual event which was again staged at The Alice Bar in London. The funds raised will help us to deliver training and sport for development projects all over the world.
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Ofsted’s obesity reviews recognises the key role of PE – YST response

YST responds to Ofsted review of obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools.
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BLOG: Why we need to do more to make sport inclusive for all

Following Disability Awareness Day (15 July), Development Manager for the Youth Sport Trust’s Inclusive Sport Programmes Vicci Wells, discusses inclusivity and ensuring accessible, inspiring and meaningful opportunities for all.
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BLOG: How our school is supporting young people to achieve their potential through sport

Keeping children and young people active is high on the agenda at Hawkedon Primary School. The school has seen the benefits that participating in sport and PE brings and this is why it supported children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust.
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BLOG: How cycling can help with school readiness

As a teacher in Sheffield, I think cycling is really important to learn not only for the physical benefits like reducing obesity and for stress levels, but to boost children’s emotional and mental health.
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Young people say skills learnt in PE will help with future careers

Children say PE is teaching them about far more than just sporting skills, with a survey of more than 6,500 pupils saying they believe what they learn in PE will improve their employment prospects.
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Charity celebrates success of 10th National School Sport Week

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust (YST) is celebrating the success of its National School Sport Week as it saw over 5,000 schools across the country register to take part.
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The FA and Youth Sport Trust celebrate engaging more girls

As England prepare to face Belgium in the FIFA World Cup today, the FA and Youth Sport Trust are celebrating engaging hundreds of female football activators through the Game of Our Own partnership during National School Sport Week.
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