PE and Sport Premium renewal is welcome but schools must use investment wisely
Gary Palmer, London Sport's Strategic Advisor for Children and Young People, gives his thoughts on the government's renewal of the PE and Sport Premium for another academic year and the need for greater scrutiny given the sums involved.
Support for Equal Play campaign as figures show London is UK's second worst region for play provision
Strategic Lead – Facilities and Urban Spaces, Chris Donkin, gives London Sport's support to the Association of Play Industries' 'Equal Play' campaign and explains why outdoor public parks are so important for children's activity levels.
London Sport response to government report on covid-19 impact on schools
London Sport has responded to the report which shows a mixed picture for the state of PE in primary and secondary schools after 18 months of disruption to the education sector.
Covid-19 continues to impact young Londoners as survey highlights importance of physical activity and sport
Covid-19 continues to negatively effect the activity levels of children and young people across the capital as new Sport England data demonstrates that getting active is more important than ever.
The importance of active play within schools and urban spaces
London Urban Sport Group member Marco Boi, Founder and CEO of Playinnovation, discusses why active play within schools and urban spaces is so important for children’s development and integrating outdoor learning.
Schools receive up to £10,000 to increase access to sports facilities this summer
Children in 23 boroughs will have increased access to physical activity and sport throughout this Olympic summer and the new school year thanks to nearly £800,000 of London Sport investment.
Funding for schools to open sport facilities out-of-hours to support healthy lifestyles
Schools in London are being encouraged to apply for a new London Sport fund which will support them to open or re-open their school facilities outside of school hours for local young people.
Safe and familiar school facilities can play major role in getting young people more active
Strategic Advisor for Children and Young People, Gary Palmer, looks at how opening up school facilities can play a major role in getting London's young people active post-pandemic and the data behind London Sport's funding priorities.
Mental Health Awareness Week: OPAL
For Mental Health Awareness Week, London Sport are looking at community physical activity and sport organisations that focus on supporting mental wellbeing as well as physical health. Here, we speak to Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL)
Bromley win London's Virtual Inclusive Games
Bromley have been crowned champions in London's Virtual Inclusive Games after a hugely successful campaign which saw more than 80,000 entries submitted during the third covid-19 lockdown.
Boost for London schools with new government funding to support opening facilities
Schools in London are to benefit from £1m of support to open their facilities to the community outside of the normal school day to allow young people more opportunities to be physical active.
Nearly £70,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding distributed to support young people
London Sport will distribute nearly £70,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding over the coming months as we continue efforts to support children and young people to be more active.
Sharp decline in children's activity levels across London due to covid-19 pandemic
Covid-19 has caused a sharp decline in the amount of activity and exercise done by children and young people in London, according to new data released today (14 January) by Sport England.
Re-activating young Londoners by increasing access to school facilities
Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at how broadening access to school's sport facilities could be a vital piece to the puzzle of re-activating our children following the period of lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak.
Success of Joe Wicks shows why schools must integrate activity alongside PE
The Daily Mile™ National Coordinator Molly Adkin looks at the success of Joe Wicks' #PEWithJoe campaign and what it tells us about the need to integrate activity in addition to physical education in schools.
Sector must come together to ensure children's safety during covid-19 outbreak
Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at the safeguarding challenges thrown up by the covid-19 outbreak and calls for the physical activity and sport sector to work together to ensure all children are safe.
Covid-19: Keeping Children and Young People active during outbreak
Children and Young People Project Officer Bethaney Hall looks at the task facing the physical activity and sport sector in trying to keep children and young people active whilst schools are closed and the resources available to help parents.
Anyone that has witnessed kids in a playground, or in any open space, is only too aware how naturally physically active most children are and how
London Sport welcomes new government funding to help schools open up sports facilities all year round
London Sport will receive part of a £1.6m government fund to assist schools open up their sports facilities all year round to boost physical activity levels in the capital.
Schools must use the PE and Sport Premium to innovate and do things differently
London Sport's Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People, Gary Palmer, explains his plea to schools to innovative with the PE and Sport Premium to create sustainable improvements that encourage a healthy, active habit for life.