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8 01, 2021

Gympanzees continue to offer their lending library during lockdown

2021-01-08T14:14:09+00:00January 8th, 2021|

Gympanzees provide access to exercise, a wider sensory experience and play whilst reducing isolation with the aim of improving health and well-being for children and their families. We would usually do this through our Pop-Up events but were unable to do this in 2020 due to COVID-19. Instead, following feedback from our families on the [...]

6 11, 2020

Sport England resources for keeping active during second lockdown

2020-11-06T09:59:45+00:00November 6th, 2020|

Sport England Resources available to help people stay physically active As England begins a new period of national restrictions, the days and weeks ahead will be challenging for everyone involved in grassroots sport, as well as in all the activities impacted by the new restrictions. Sport England have updated our website to reflect the new [...]

5 11, 2020

Everyone Active is offering downloadable activities during lockdown

2020-11-05T12:54:25+00:00November 5th, 2020|

Everyone Active Is offering downloadable activities during lockdown, please see below for details:   Say No to Lockdown-Loafing! Get FREE access to over 2500 workouts via Everyone on Demand* Spice up your at-home workouts with the ultimate variety in on-demand-fitness. Sign up today and get FREE access throughout November Access to 4 leading health and fitness [...]

7 10, 2020

Physical activity can help children catch up on missed work

2020-10-07T10:08:16+01:00October 7th, 2020|

Physically active children report improvements in their schoolwork, behaviour and mental health, according to new research from Sheffield Hallam University. The study, conducted on more than 60,000 students and 4,000 teachers, was part of Sport England’s Secondary Teacher Training (STT) programme and surveyed their attitudes to work, physical and mental health. This research shows that helping children [...]

29 09, 2020

Boosting children’s physical activity in school

2020-09-29T15:16:06+01:00September 29th, 2020|

A new online platform featuring inspiring videos and resources for schools has been launched by the Department of Education to mark National Fitness Day, helping pupils stay active and healthy during the school day. Schools are able to access videos on YouTube which will provide creative and entertaining content that helps staff to safely offer [...]

15 09, 2020

Me Again… This Girl Can returns with new campaign

2020-09-15T15:56:27+01:00September 15th, 2020|

This Girl Can has launched an updated campaign celebrating the inventive ways women have stayed active during the pandemic. Not everyone has felt able to do so since the coronavirus crisis hit though, with the pandemic creating further physical, financial and time barriers to getting active, leading to increased anxieties in some. This Girl Can is [...]

11 09, 2020

Why investing in physical activity is great for our health – and our nation

2020-09-11T10:01:43+01:00September 11th, 2020|

Sport England has commissioned the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University to calculate the social impact and the economic importance of sport and physical activity in England. Every £1 spent on community sport and physical activity generates nearly £4 for the English economy and society. The findings, which are revealed in a new report [...]

29 06, 2020

Sport England issue guidance for return to play

2020-06-29T10:22:34+01:00June 29th, 2020|

New Sport England resources to help prepare for a return to play In recent weeks Sport England have been consulting widely with partners to understand the types of resources that would be helpful as the sector begins to reopen. While the government has not yet given the green-light to the wider reopening of facilities and the [...]

4 06, 2020

New booklet to help older adults keep active

2020-06-04T09:43:43+01:00June 4th, 2020|

A new booklet aims to help older adults keep up their activity levels while isolating due to coronavirus). The Active at Home booklet is being made available to local authorities and partners to prevent ‘deconditioning’ in older adults. The Chief Medical Officers' guidelines recommend adults should aim to be active every day and do activities to improve strength [...]

2 06, 2020

Over £470,500 Sport England Funding awarded in the West of England

2020-06-02T13:15:28+01:00June 2nd, 2020|

The Sport England community emergency fund has been supporting local grassroots clubs in our area. The Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It's specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by us, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are [...]

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