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19 03, 2020

How to stay active while you’re at home

2020-03-19T09:31:21+00:00March 19th, 2020|

Sport England has compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you're at home, if you're well enough. More and more of us are spending time at home and thinking about other ways of being active. Official advice is now recommending against non-essential contact and all unnecessary travel - including [...]

11 03, 2020

Doctors should prescribe walking to improve mental health, says new report

2020-03-11T10:20:24+00:00March 11th, 2020|

More GPs should prescribe walking to improve mental health and long-term physical health conditions, says a new report published by Living Streets. ‘Is Walking a Miracle Cure?’ focuses on the health benefits of walking and argues that towns and cities designed for walking will significantly improve physical health and mental wellbeing. The report makes recommendations [...]

6 02, 2020

Not just what you eat – Bristol takes new approach to healthy weight

2020-02-06T09:50:47+00:00February 6th, 2020|

  Bristol City Council pledges to tackle one of the biggest health risks in the UK with a new approach to weight management. Mayor Marvin Rees today (5 February) signed the Food Active’s Healthy Weight Declaration – a strategy, endorsed by health care organisations, designed to help people maintain a healthy weight by looking a [...]

23 01, 2020

New Bristol Sport and Physical activity strategy published

2020-01-23T10:48:25+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

The New Bristol Sport and physical activity strategy has now been published. The strategy brings together a wide group of partners with the shared objectives of creating, promoting and enhancing opportunities for sport and physical activity as a key means to help create a healthier, resilient and more prosperous city. You can view the strategy [...]

16 12, 2019

Latest activity figures on children and young people published

2019-12-16T11:16:14+00:00December 16th, 2019|

Children’s activity levels are on the rise, according to Sport England’s second annual Active Lives Children and Young People Survey. The report, covering the academic year 2018/19, has been published with figures showing an increase of 3.6% in the number of children in England doing an average of 60 minutes or more of physical activity [...]

20 11, 2019

Major walking and cycling improvements coming to avonmouth

2019-11-20T10:21:14+00:00November 20th, 2019|

Sustrans is working on a £5.8 million project to boost walking and cycling options for people living and working around the Avonmouth area of Bristol. This project covers infrastructure improvements as well as behaviour change, with the funding from Highways England covering both aspects of the work. The initiative will see the upgrade of three [...]

6 11, 2019

Teacher confidence and capacity to deliver PE improved with £320m funding

2019-11-06T11:57:30+00:00November 6th, 2019|

As new guidance on the primary PE & Sport Premium is published, primary schools across England are sharing details of how they are improving PE and teachers’ confidence to deliver through a £320m government spending commitment. With new guidance published around how to spend the money, schools are being encouraged to invest the funding in [...]

4 10, 2019

National Deaf Children’s society Deaf-friendly swimming training

2019-10-04T14:30:39+01:00October 4th, 2019|

Are you a swimming teacher or coach who works with deaf children and young people? Do you want ideas to help make all of your activities inclusive?   Join the NDCS in London on 16 November for our one-day workshop, Deaf-friendly Swimming.   Our interactive workshop supports swimming teachers and coaches to communicate with deaf young people and [...]

3 09, 2019

Everyone Active leisure centres open their doors for free in aid of National Dementia Carers Day

2019-09-03T15:03:49+01:00September 3rd, 2019|

People in Bristol affected by dementia are being invited to get active for free this weekend.   Everyone Active is offering people who live with dementia and their carers complimentary access to its leisure centres on  Sunday 8th September. The goodwill gesture has been made in support of National Dementia Carers’ Day (Sunday 8 September). [...]

15 08, 2019

ECB cricket playing survey is now live

2019-08-15T11:21:08+01:00August 15th, 2019|

The 2019 Cricket Playing Survey is now live and we want you to have Your Say. Win Ashes tickets, £500 cash or 1 of 5x £100 Amazon vouchers just for taking part: (link: http://bit.ly/WGCMCPS2019) bit.ly/WGCMCPS2019