A national scheme designed to promote cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel is coming to schools in Somerset.
Somerset County Council and Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) have teamed up with Modeshift STARS to offer schools in the area the opportunity to be recognised for supporting environmentally sustainable travel through the Modeshift STARS Education Accreditation... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 Oct 2021 13:00
Sense developed the Sensory Walks programme as a means of supporting people with disabilities to engage with nature along an accessible walking route. Our Sensory Walks training is a Free virtual workshop that aims to improve your understanding of sensory walks, how to plan safe and accessible walks, as well as top tips on activities that engages the senses. Visit our website HERE for more details.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 09:08
The Tackling Inequalities Fund was launched in April 2020 by Sport England in response to Covid-19, providing £20m of National Lottery funding from Sport England to support community groups across the country. The purpose of the fund is to help these local groups continue to exist and engage with people throughout the pandemic, and during the early recovery stages, with a view to keeping them... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 09:42
The LTA's Open Court Programme is a national programme funded by Sport England and the LTA, which is delivered at a local level made up of; a collaboration of key partners actively promoting and delivering opportunities for disabled people to get involved in tennis through a customer focused approach.
The main option provided is disability specific sessions such as; learning disability tennis, wheelchair... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 11:54
The Get Outside in Somerset project has unveiled its October 2021 challenge: Active Autumn.
The nights are drawing in and temperatures are cooling off, but the outdoors is still open and our daily dose of fresh air during autumn is more important than ever. Mix up your local daily exercise with these ideas from the free Get Outside in Somerset Active Autumn Challenge calendar.
The Get Outside in Somerset... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 11:22
Skills, funding and support for the sport and physical activity community
ReTrain to Retain has been designed to support up to 50,000 sports coaches, volunteers, fitness professionals and group exercise instructors who have had to find work outside the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. The programme aims to help them remain in, or return to, the sport and physical activity sector.
It will also provide... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:51
Once again, a huge thanks to everyone who contributed to last year's amazing Photo competition and subsequent calendar. We were blown away by the imagination and quality of your contributions and this was reflected by the people who bought or received copies. Your work has beautifully showcased the wonderful county we live in and has inspired so many people to get outside and revel in it's splendour.... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 13:06
Thousands of children who are eligible for free school meals benefited from free fun activities during the summer holidays
Thousands of children who are eligible for free school meals benefited from free fun activities during the summer holidays - thanks to the Happy Healthy Holidays Somerset (HHHS) project.
The initiative is part of the Government's Holiday, Activities and Food programme which has been designed to help tackle inequalities in holiday hunger, physical inactivity, and social isolation for children eligible... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 11:39
The Summer holidays have seen another year of exciting activities, stepping outside comfort zones, smiles, giggles and new friendships formed for our Jump Start young people.
Each of our five areas from across the county offered an opportunity to engage in two different activities a week, one at local parks and one 'away day'. Our park sessions offered continued provision for our regular young people,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 12:00
The Somerset School Games programme delivered a summer term of rounders activities to primary schools across Somerset as part of a new initiative "Skills for Sport"
What is Skills for Sport?
Skills for Sport is a programme that recruits College leavers enthusiastic about sport and gives them training and employment opportunities during the Summer term and beyond. The training focusses on delivering sport... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 11:26