Almost half of children and young people (46.8%) in England are doing the recommended average of 60 or more minutes of physical activity a day - a rise of 3.6% over the last year.
This finding comes from Sport England's 'Active Lives Children and Young People' report into the activity levels of the nation's children and means that 3.3 million children are now meeting the new recommended Chief Medical... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:05
Schools from across the County got together for the annual Step into Sport event, which encourages leaders to learn about inclusive activities and how they can make sessions back at school more accessible to everyone.
The day included a welcome from Paralympic Swimmer Kate Grey, who also introduced our Young Role Models from Heathfield School, who were there to tell their leadership journeys as participants... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 11:00
100 attendees including community organisations, councillors and health professionals all came together on 14th November, for the common aim of striving to improve the lives of the people with the largest health inequalities in Somerset. The morning event looked at innovations from across the country using healthy lifestyle interventions that help individuals and communities deal with substance misuse,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:00
Somerset Schools raise £6,735 for One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need through physical activity and sport
For the second year running Somerset Schools and Early Years settings took the challenge to get moving in November and raised £6,735 for BBC Children in Need by supporting the One Show's Rickshaw Challenge.
Organised by Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) School Games programme, 30 schools and 6,200 pupils took part in different physical activity challenges during the BBC Children... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:57
More than 150 people of all ages and abilities came together on Friday 15th November to celebrate the Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership annual awards held at The Cooper Associates Cricket Ground, Taunton. The awards, organised by Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) highlight the achievements and successes of inspirational volunteers, outstanding coaches, talented athletes and high... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:35
The stunning Longrun Meadow and French Weir Park welcomed 163 NHS staff on Friday 1st November for the first Somerset NHS Night Walk, an exhilarating 6-mile walk in the surrounding areas of Longrun Meadow. Staff from Musgrove Park Hospital and Somerset Partnership, along with friends and family, donned their walking boots and high vis to take on the challenge.
NHS staff are at the front line when it... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 12:30
The winners of the 2019 Somerset Business Awards were announced on Friday, 25 October, at a glittering black-tie event at the Winter Gardens Pavilion, in Weston-super-Mare.
We are very pleased to announce that SASP were the winner of The Private and Public Collaboration Award.
The Private and Public Collaboration Award, new for 2019, acknowledges the collaboration of private and public partners whose... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 07:43
79 Teachers from across Primary Schools in Somerset attended the annual Somerset Primary PE & Sport Conference at The Canalside in Bridgwater on Friday 18th November.
The annual event organised by SASP's Education Team had a focus on "Physical Activity across the Curriculum and Beyond" and offered a mix of practical and theory workshops. The Keynote Speaker was Psychiatrist Patrick Davey who spoke... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:09
New Active Lives Adult Survey results also show evidence of the positive impacts of activity on mental health.
The highest ever levels of activity have been recorded by Sport England's latest Active Lives Adult Survey, with 1 million more people physically active than when the survey began.
Based on data gathered from 180,000 respondents (aged 16+) in the 12 months from May 2018 to May 2019, 1,015,700... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:38
SASP strongly believe in the importance and value of sport and physical activity, and how it has the potential to transform lives. Not only can it empower communities as a whole, it can give individuals the life skills, aspirations, self-esteem and experiences they need to help them have a positive childhood. We hope that through the launch of our 'Jump Start' programme, we will be able to help young... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 09:41