Categories: children and young people
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.
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 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.
London Sport Awards 2021 Winner: The Young Londoners Award - Charlton Athletic Community Trust
CHARLTON Athletic Community Trust enjoyed a memorable night after their pair of London Sport Award nominations resulted in a major gong at the historic London Guildhall.
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.
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)
Mental Health Awareness Week: England does The Daily Mile
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 spoke to The Daily Mile.
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.
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.
An asset-based approach is vital in our under-resourced communities
James Gregory, Area Director – London & South East of StreetGames, a member of the London Urban Sport Group, explains why an asset-based approach is so important when working in disadvantaged and under-resourced communities and how urban sport is a key component of it.
Build back stronger to create a physical activity habit for life
Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at the work being done to reduce the slide in children's activity levels and our plans for the next 12 months to reverse this concerning trend created by the pandemic.