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Research gives insight into children's attitudes to sport and physical activity

Research gives insight into children's attitudes to sport and physical activity

Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active, new analysis from the Sport England Active Lives Children and Young People Survey has revealed. The report can be read here.

More than 130,000 children and young people were surveyed in the academic year 2017/18, with participation figures published in December.

This new analysis has identified five key findings that has given... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:48

Tags: School Sport

We welcome 2000 children to the Summer School Games this week

We welcome 2000 children to the Summer School Games this week

We look forward to welcoming everyone to the annual Somerset Summer School Games on Thursday and Friday this week. We are expecting over 2000 school children to take part in the games across the 2 days, held at the amazing facilities of Millfield Senior School in Street.

There are 19 different events taking place with 26 schools attending on Thursday 5th July and 49 schools attending on Friday 6th July.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:41

Tags: Inclusion, School Sport, Summer Games

Active Lives: Children and Young People Survey

Active Lives: Children and Young People Survey

SASP are supporting schools across Somerset to collect data for the Active Lives: Children and Young People survey. This survey will provide a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity and sits at the heart of Sport England's vision - that everyone in England, regardless of their age, background and level of ability, should feel able to take part... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:00

Tags: School Sport

Doing sport or physical activity outside? Protect your child in the sun

Doing sport or physical activity outside? Protect your child in the sun

Somerset County Council is encouraging parents and carers to protect children from the harmful effects of the sun at home or abroad this summer.

Exposing children to too much sun may significantly increase their risk of skin cancer later in life.

Covering up, staying in the shade and using sunscreen are the best ways to protect children against the sun.

More people develop skin cancer in Somerset on average... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:53

Tags: School Sport

Spring School Games see's over 1000 children taking part!

Spring School Games see's over 1000 children taking part!

The sun was out, our mascot Champ the dog was ready to entertain...it must mean another School Games Event. On Thursday 20th and Friday 21st April, over 1000 primary and secondary children descended on the Millfield School estate, ready for the Somerset Spring School Games 2017.

The Spring Games, which is the second County event of the academic year, had a range of competitions taking place over the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:04

Tags: Basketball, Boccia, Dance, Disability, Futsal, Handball, Hockey, Netball, School Sport, Wheelchaire Basketball

Somerset Young Coach Academy

Somerset Young Coach Academy

The 2017 Somerset Young Coach Academy is in full swing with 14 students from varying schools across Sedgemoor having attended a twilight session in January as well as a daylong session in their half term. Delivered by Tom Chambers, Director of Sport at Bridgwater College Academy and Nancy Murdoch, Somerset School Games Organiser, the young coaches have made major improvements in their coaching over... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:14

Tags: Coaching, School Sport, This Girl Can, Volunteering, Women and Girls

Students Shine in Annual Summer School Games

Students Shine in Annual Summer School Games

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th July saw over 2000 primary and secondary school children descend to Millfield School, Street for the annual Somerset School Games. The event was run across 2 days, with 12 different sports on offer that the young people competed in. These sports included, Rounders, Swimming, Tennis, Dodgeball, Quad Kids, Run-Shoot, Athletics, Cycling, Ultimate Frizbee and Tri Golf. Alongside... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:09

Tags: Inclusion, School Games, School Sport, Volunteering

Changing the Game for Girls

Changing the Game for Girls

Women in Sport releases the findings of a two-year project aimed at improving the provision of PE for girls in schools. Changing the Game for Girls: In Action makes tried and tested recommendations that are now being applied in schools across the country, to provide a solution to the alarmingly low levels of girls' playing sport.

Only 7% of girls currently meet the government recommendations for physical... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 May 2016 12:22

Tags: School Sport, This Girl Can, Women and Girls

Golden Anniversary Celebration of Sport

Golden Anniversary Celebration of Sport

Whitstone School take over the running and management of Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre on 22nd April. 1610 will continue to manage and run the Centre until this date. After a period of uncertainty about the Centre's future, the School is committed to refurbishing, updating and improving this essential community facility when it takes over.

Our vision is for a top quality facility which meets the needs... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:58

Tags: Community Sport, Facilities, Funding, School Sport

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Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
    Somerset Skills & Learning
  • Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
    South Somerset District Council
  • Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
    SAPHTO
  • together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
    British Cycling
  • Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK