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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Providing the right support to children and young people facing inequalities
Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at providing the right support to children and young people facing inequalities.
Last week, my colleague Lorna started this mini-series of blogs as we share what we’re doing with the £200,000 of Tackling Inequalities funding London Sport received from Sport England.
Lorna looked at our community-focused strand of work and, in
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.
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.
Number of inactive children and young people falls in second Active Lives survey
The number of inactive children in London has fallen significantly in the last academic year according to Sport England’s second annual Active Lives Children and Young People Survey released today.
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.
What Active London theme, Innovation, means to London Sport staff
With just one week left to get early bird tickets for Active London (deadline Wednesday 23 July), we’ve spoken to three London Sport staff members to see what innovation - the theme for this year's partner engagement event - means to them and their work.
Time to get more of London’s teenagers active
London Sport's Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People, Gary Palmer, looks at how Sport England's Satellite Club funding, distributed by London Sport, can impact on the next generation in the capital.
The importance of mental health and movement for children and young people
London Sport Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People, Gary Palmer, looks at how Parliament is investigating the links between mental health and movement in the next generation.
New research deepens understanding of children’s attitudes to physical activity and sport
Latest insight from Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People Survey highlights importance of enjoyment in driving youth physical activity behaviours
London Sport backs campaign to find London’s Active School Heroes
London Sport is proud to be supporting Active School Hero, the new campaign from ukactive Kids and Nike aiming to find and celebrate the achievements of heroes working in primary schools across London to inspire the next generation of active people.
Over 40% of young Londoners live active lives
Data from the first Active Lives Children and Young People Survey, conducted by Sport England, has today shown that 43% of children in London do an average of more than 60 minutes of physical activity a day – in-line with figures from across the country.