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Source: Gov.uk 23.07.2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rediscover-summer-activity-booklet

Redicover_Summer_activity_booklet.pdf

The Rediscover Summer home activity booklet provides primary school age children with free and fun ideas and activities to do, both at home and outside, with friends and families this summer.

It aims to inspire children and families to get out and about, and make the most of the summer safely. With this in mind, some of the activities may, depending on the

Source: Gov.uk 29.07.2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-mental-health-and-wellbeing-surveillance-report

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-mental-health-and-wellbeing-surveillance-report/1-about-this-report

 

This report is about population mental health and wellbeing in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes up-to-date information to inform policy, planning and commissioning in health and social care. It is designed to assist stakeholders at nat

Source: The Lancet 21.07.2021

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01259-9/fulltext

Young people aged 10–24 years constitute 24% of the world's population; investing in their health could yield a triple benefit—eg, today, into adulthood, and for the next generation. However, in physical activity research, this life stage is poorly understood, with the evidence dominated by research in younger adolescents (aged 10–14 years), school settings, and high-income countries

Source: The Young Foundation 

https://www.youngfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Amplify-Youth-Final-Report-2019.pdf

 

The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better connected and stronger communities across the UK.

As an UKRI accredited research organisation, social investor and community practitioner, we offer advice, training and delivery support to:

Understand Communities Researching in and with communities to increase your understanding of community life today.

Involve Communit

Source: iser March 2021

https://mk0nuffieldfounpg9ee.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/School-closures-and-childrens-emotional-and-behavioural-difficulties.pdf?mc_cid=66da44ad14&mc_eid=7e5bf212ad

School closures have been one of the most dramatic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on society. Concerns about the impact of school closures on children’s learning were raised early on in the pandemic and work continues to mitigate lost learning. There is also widespread concern about the de

Source: Play England 29.06.21

https://www.playengland.org.uk/newsblog/playday-2021

 

Playday is the national day for play - a partnership of all four nations of the UK held on the first Wednesday in August. Playday 2021 will be celebrated on Wednesday 4 August.

The theme for this year’s Playday is Summer of Play. The Playday 2021 theme recognises the challenges children and young people have faced over the past year and the need to enjoy time for play free of restrictions, with their friends, ha

Source: Premier League Primary Stars July 21

https://plprimarystars.com/resources/pe-planning-toolkit

 

The Premier League is launching the first phase of new PE planning and delivery resources through its flagship education programme, Premier League Primary Stars. The Premier League Primary Stars PE Planning Toolkit is a complete package of teaching and learning materials, designed to increase primary school teachers’ confidence in planning PE lessons and helping them to deliver a more inclusiv

Source: association for Physical Education 21.06.21

https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/afpe-taskforce-publish-report-on-the-future-of-physical-education/

afPE-Taskforce-Report-on-the-Future-of-Physical-Education-Final.pdf

 

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has launched a report from its Education Taskforce which issues a clear call to government to put physical education at the heart of school life.

The pandemic has taken a huge toll on our children and young people. Schools

Source: Activity Alliance 9 June 21

http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/6210-british-blind-sport-scales-up-see-my-voice-programme

 

Following the success of the three year See My Voice programme British Blind Sport is delighted to announce that it has been selected by Sport England as one of only five organisations that have been given the opportunity to ‘scale up’ the programme.

See My Voice was developed to support blind and partially sighted young people achieve leadership skills through

Source: Sport and Recreation Alliance 21st May 21

https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/news/covid-19/new-insight-reveals-young-people-are-less-lik

 

Children and young people are less likely to return to organised community activity post-lockdown than adults, according to new research by the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

The findings show that junior memberships fell by 67% during lockdown, with a projected return at almost 30% less than pre-pandemic levels.

These impacts were felt more keenly

Source: Swim England 12 May 2021

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/impact-coronavirus-school-swimming-report/

Impact of Coronavirus on School Swimming and Water Safety report.pdf

 

More than one million children could leave primary school in the next five years unable to swim the minimum standards required under the national curriculum, according to worrying new predictions.

The startling figures have been published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Swimming and recognised national gov

Source: Sport Youth Trust May 21

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news/charity-campaign-aims-biggest-ever-week-school-sports-days-summer

https://together.org.uk/

 

The Youth Sport Trust is asking schools, teachers, parents, and organisations across the UK to get behind a national summer of school sports days after a year in which young people had their worlds turned upside down.

The Youth Sport Trust has announced its annual campaign, National School Sport Week, is back running under the theme of