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Source: Active Partnerships 01.04.22

https://www.activepartnerships.org/news/open-goal-sport-and-physical-activity-can-help-create-fairer-future

 

Active Partnerships will mark the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on April 6th by supporting the launch of the ‘Open Goal’ campaign.

Open Goal has been created by Active Partnerships and other members of the Sport for Development Coalition to showcase how sport and physical activity can contribute to building a fairer, mor

Source: Centre for Ageing Better 31.03.22

https://ageing-better.org.uk/news/picture-yourself-active-images-of-older-disabled-people

 

Ageing Better, together with Get Yourself Active at Disability Rights UK, have launched Picture Yourself Active: a new, publicly accessible image library of over 300 photos depicting older and Disabled people getting active to challenge pervasive negative stereotypes.

The two organisations are making the bank of images available from to encourage journalists, orga

Source: Sustrans 29.03.22

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/march/year-long-creative-project-set-to-begin-on-the-bristol-and-bath-railway-path/

 

Mangotsfield Station in South Gloucestershire will soon play host to a 12-month creative project, encouraging more people to walk, wheel or cycle on the popular stretch of National Cycle Network Route 4.

The project will create an adaptable space suitable for artist takeovers, classes, lectures, performances, cinema screenings and workshop

Evaluating systems change using REM .docx

Nobles et al. (2022) Ripple Effects Mapping.pdf

Systems approaches are currently being advocated and implemented to address complex challenges in Public Health. These approaches work by bringing multi-sectoral stakeholders together to develop a collective understanding of the system, and then to identify places where they can leverage change across the system. Systems approaches are unpredictable, where cause-and-effect cannot always be disentangled, and

Source: Living Streets 22.03.22

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/news-and-blog/press-media/government-announces-25m-funding-for-active-travel

 

Trudy Harrison MP, Active Travel Minister at the Department for Transport has announced £2.5 million additional funding for active travel.

Speaking at Living Streets’ National Walking Summit, she announced that the further funding would allow for the continuation of active travel behaviour change outreach programmes.

£2 million will fund Living Streets’

Source: Youth Sport Trust 25.03.22

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/news/mps-debate-making-pe-a-core-subject

 

MPs have debated making PE a core subject in Westminster this week. It comes as Ofsted recently released its report reviewing what good PE teaching should include.

In the debate MP Edward Timpson made the case for a move towards PE becoming a core subject.

Youth Sport Trust research conducted in 2018 was referenced as evidence showing the whistle has been blown on PE time ag

Source: Sport England 22.03.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/scarlett-moffatt-teams-girl-can-classes

 

This Girl Can and EMD UK have partnered with television presenter Scarlett Moffatt to help more women re-discover the joy of being active by attending a This Girl Can class.

Launched last year, the classes aim to tackle the ‘enjoyment gap’ as many women report viewing exercise as something to be endured rather than enjoyed.

This Girl Can classes are on a mission to tackle that enjoyment gap

Source: Sport England 23.03.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/new-guidance-help-people-long-term-health-conditions-get-active

 

New guidance published today aims to support people with long-term health conditions to be more physically active.

Co-produced by Sport England, in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University and the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine (NCSEM), ‘Easier to be Active’ is aimed at those working in sectors promoting, providing, delivering or connecting physi

Source: University of Nottingham 22.03.22

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/spreading-the-word-on-the-health-benefits-of-wild-swimming

 

A new project to encourage more people to reap the health benefits of ‘wild swimming’ has been launched by a group of researchers at the University of Nottingham.

Wild swimming has had a surge in popularity in the UK over the past few years, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the benefits to physical and mental health are now well-documented. Numero

Source: NCSEM 06.04.22

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/events/public-lecture-trying-to-outrun-cancer/

 

This public lecture will be delivered by Dr Mhairi Morris, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at Loughborough University, on Wednesday 6th April at 5:30pm. The talk will discuss the benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

It is becoming increasingly apparent that physical activity and exercise play a key role in reducing cancer risk and helping to improve patient outcomes, but

Source: uk active 19.03.22

https://www.ukactive.com/news/ukactive-raises-concerns-with-government-as-energy-costs-double-for-gyms-pools-and-leisure-centres-threatening-services-and-levelling-up-ambitions/

 

ukactive has raised concerns with Government about the threat to the nation’s health and wellbeing as gyms, pools and leisure facilities report facing an energy bill hike of up to 150%. The energy crisis has hit the fitness and leisure sector at a time when facilities are still recovering fro

Source: uk active 15.03.22

https://www.ukactive.com/news/ukactive-announces-fitness-for-everyone-a-new-programme-in-collaboration-with-itn-productions-industry-news/

 

ukactive and ITN Productions Industry News have announced their co-production of ‘Fitness for Everyone’: a news-style digital programme with the aim to encourage people to get more active through inspiring case studies, promoting physical activity across all ages to help improve the health of the nation. The programme will launch

Source: Sport England 17.03.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/investment-employability-opportunities-young-people

 

Young people in the West Midlands will get access to new volunteering and employability boosting opportunities thanks to funding of £250,000 by Sport England and £750,000 from the National Lottery’s Community Fund (NLCF) into Gen22.

 A legacy project run by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising CommitteeGen 22 aims to create 1,000 new opportunities for local young

Source: Gov.uk 18.03.22

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/a-level-playing-field-all-pupils-entitled-to-high-quality-pe

 

Ofsted has published its research review into Physical Education (PE), the latest in a series of reviews into different subjects across the curriculum. The review draws on a range of sources, to identify factors that can contribute to high-quality school PE curriculum, assessment, pedagogy and systems. This understanding of subject quality will be used to examine how PE is ta

Source: Association for Physical Education 10.03.22

https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/double-olympic-champion-rebecca-adlington-warns-of-risk-to-children-as-record-number-of-public-pools-shut-down/

 

Total Swimming Academies and Vivify Venues have launched the Movement Project to help combat closure of public pools encourage school and community use of swimming facilities. Launched by four-time Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington, the project also aims to help combat the growing obesity

Source: Sports Leaders 08.03.22

https://www.sportsleaders.org/blog/your-time-launch

 

The Department for Education has announced new funding for the SLQ Sports Leaders’ Your Time programme to provide opportunities for thousands of girls aged 8-16 to access competitive sport and sport leadership opportunities over the next three years.

Launched in the same week as International Women’s Day, Your Time has been designed to support more teenage girls to improve their confidence, communication and se

Source: Sport England 10.03.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/partnerships-announced-build-movement-around-tackling-inequalities

 

Sport England has announced the first group of 43 partners it is working with to deliver system-wide change under the Uniting the Movement Strategy to level up access to sport and physical activity across the country. Partners - who have all committed to tackling inequalities - will receive a total of £193 million of National Lottery and government funding between

Source: Gov.uk 10.03.22

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/natural-england-prescribes-ponies-and-pasties-to-improve-wellbeing

 

Green social prescribing is the practice of supporting people to engage in nature-based activities. This can include activities such as walking, cycling, community gardening and food-growing projects, as well as practical conservation tasks such as tree planting.

But at Goss Moor National Nature Reserve (NNR), the herd of 26 wild Dartmoor and Shetland ponies have been t

Source: Black Swimming Association 07.03.22

http://thebsa.co.uk/the-black-swimming-association-launches-research-project-to-identify-understand-and-address-barriers-to-participation-in-aquatic-activities-and-sport/

 

The Black Swimming Association (BSA) has launched #OurSwimStory - an industry pioneering research project, aimed at exploring the barriers that Black and Asian communities face when it comes to participating and engaging in the world of swimming and aquatics.

#OurSwimStory aims to e

Source: Gov.uk 10.03.22

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/bikeability-receives-record-20-million-government-investment-to-improve-access-to-cycle-training

 

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed £20 million of funding for Bikeability which aims to promote active travel and provide cycle training to half a million children and their families. The scheme has trained over 3.6 million children since 2007 and DfT has now announced record funding to ensure even more are equipped with the s