Has someone helped you to get active? Do you know a deserving volunteer? Then nominate them for a Somerset Activity & Sport Award. The 2019 Somerset Activity & Sport Awards will celebrate and give recognition to the achievements and successes of outstanding athletes, inspirational volunteers, great coaches, community clubs and organisations from across Somerset. This year the awards evening... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:36
The Somerset Activity & Sports Awards are back for 2019 and we have a great opportunity for you, or your organisation to be a part of it.
You can become a sponsor of an award category and join us in celebrating the people and projects that make sport and physical activity great in Somerset. There are 12 awards on offer for sponsorship; you can find out more about these here.
Please get in contact... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:08
Back in June, SASP hosted their second 'Hamp Thrive' event (after the success of the first event back in April), which aimed to help residents improve the health and wellbeing of the Hamp Community, as well as give organisations an opportunity to explore the impact of their service, and network with potential partners.
SASP will hold a third event in late September; so if you are a resident of Hamp... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 16:19
Our Inclusive Summer Holiday sessions have got off to a great start with the multi-sport sessions at Heathfield School (in association with Somerset Cricket Board) and outdoor activities at French Weir Park (in association with Channel Adventure). Families have come along to enjoy a number of activities, from cricket to kayaking, laser pistols to tree climbing! We're looking forward to the remainder... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 16:01
A record 43 teams took part in this year's Somerset Workplace Games organised by Somerset Activity & Sports partnership and spread over 2 venues: Taunton Vale Sports Club and Bishop Foxes School.
The Annual Games form a key part of the wider SASP Workplace Activity Offer and provide an opportunity for colleagues to get together to have some fun away from the stresses and strains of the work environment... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 13:47
Active 30:30 and the '7 Hour Offer' - Ensuring young people have access to the right amount of daily activity
The Chief Medical Officers guidelines for 5-18 year olds states that 'the minimum requirements to maintain a basic level of health and wellbeing, is for children to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day'. This should be split between 30 minutes in a school environment and 30 minutes outside of school, forming the Active 30:30.
According to the Active Lives Children and Young People (CYP)... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 08:24
On July 3rd – 5th we had our Somerset Summer School Games 2019 event, with Athletics taking place at Yeovil Athletics Track on the Wednesday and the other competitions and events on Thursday and Friday at Millfield School. Over 1000 children from 63 schools across the county took part.
On the last day of the event, everyone was fortunate enough to get to see Holy Trinity School's dance team (the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:00
- Who says it's not a real sport if you have to adapt it?
- Who says disabled people aren't competitive?
A new exciting campaign from Activity Alliance is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport and asks – who says?
For far too long disabled people have faced misconceptions and presumptions on what is and isn't possible, including in sport. Leading national charity,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:00
Join Team Wild and run for wildlife!
Run for Wildlife by taking on one of the world's most famous marathons. Somerset Wildlife Trust have one guaranteed place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 and they're looking for someone to lace up their running shoes in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust.
Get cheered on through 26.2 miles of crowd lined streets, past some of London's most iconic landmarks –... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:03
Change4Life and Disney launch new 10 Minute Shake Up activities to get primary school pupils more active every day
Teachers can make a difference to pupils' wellbeing by implementing fun physical activity across the school day
Evidence from a recent Public Health England report, suggests that there is a strong association between being physically active and academic performance, learning and attention, within a school setting – the building blocks for a successful future.
A recent Change4Life and Disney UK... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:19