Subjects: Children, Youth
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.
London Sport report finds audience voice must be "central to decision making"
The voice of the audience should be “central to decision making” according to our new report which reviews three years of delivery of the Sport England Satellite Club funding programme.
Long-term investment in school sport and physical activity is ‘no brainer’ for Sport and Recreation Alliance CEO
Continued long-term government investment in school sport and physical activity is a ‘no brainer’, the CEO of the Sport and Recreation Alliance has told our Talking Sport & Tech podcast.
More must be done to reduce drop-off in teenage girls' participation
More must be done to ensure teenage girls have access to activities that they want to participate in with London Sport launching two female-focused projects in the coming weeks.
One year on from LDN Moving: I want our projects to grab people's attention.
Emily Robinson reflects on a busy first few weeks as CEO at London Sport as well as the pathway to achieving our six long-term aspirations outlined in our LDN Moving strategy.
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.
Children's Mental Health Week comes at crucial time for physical activity and sport sector in London
At the start of Children's Mental Health Week, Specialist Advisor for Children and Young Person, Gary Palmer, looks at some concerning figures around young people's mental wellbeing and looks at how physical activity can be a force for good in this area.
London Sport response to The House of Lords Committee on a National Plan for Sport and Recreation
London Sport responds to the House of Lords National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee's official report, released on Friday 10 December, which called for a national plan for sport, health and wellbeing from the government.
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.
Shortlist for London Sport Awards 2021 announced
The final shortlists for the London Sport Awards 2021, supported by the City of London Corporation, have been announced today, with an array of community volunteers, grassroots teams, health and fitness clubs, elite sports organisations, and businesses, nominated across ten Awards categories.
Transferable skills from Project Balance sees youngsters skateboard and snowboard
London Sport caught up with British freestyle snowboard star Katie Ormerod to learn more about how GB Snowsport's Project Balance was supporting young people to try skateboarding.
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)
Mental Health Awareness Week: Fulham Reach Boat Club
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 is Fulham Reach Boat Club's story.
Mental Health Awareness Week: Mini Mermaid
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.
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.
London Sport ready to support efforts to improve the nation's health
London Sport response to the publication of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity's Levelling Up Health report.