Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 13157)           
UK only International

Youth Sport Trust launches manifesto for PE and school sport

By Tom Walker    14 Jan 2015
The manifesto calls for a joined up approach to school sport and PE

Youth Sport Trust (YST) has launched its manifesto for PE and school sport ahead of the 2015 general election, hoping that it will be used as a blueprint by the new government to improve the lives of young people.

The manifesto identifies three key areas and asks for a joined-up, cross departmental approach to PE and physical activity by the education, health and sport sectors.

Entitled ‘Unlocking Potential, the manifesto calls for:

• More time for higher quality PE; to ensure all young people are physically literate and can move competently and confidently

• Physical activity opportunities to be embedded into every school day; to ensure every child has the opportunity to live a healthy, active lifestyle

• Sustained competitive sport in schools; to ensure sport remains at the heart of a young person’s life

Launching the manifesto at a special reception at the House of Lords today, YST chair Baroness Campbell described current physical inactivity levels of young people as ‘bleak and worrying’ and said the manifesto will set out where action is required by any future government to tackle the issue.

“Reversing the growing levels of physical inactivity amongst young people is a seismic challenge. With one in three children leaving primary school obese or overweight, and less than one in five meeting the minimum recommended guidelines for physical activity, it is a bleak and worrying picture.

“By making this a priority area, the next government has an opportunity to improve our nations’ health, education and sporting prospects.

“Our manifesto demonstrates how PE, school sport and physical activity improves physical health; boosts mental health and builds resilience; creates active habits for life and boosts academic achievement.

“We have set out where we believe any future government should focus its efforts if we are to stand any real chance of reversing the worrying trends that are leading to increasing sedentary lifestyles amongst young people.”

To download and read the full manifesto in PDF form, click here

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide

Duty Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Penzance, UK

Cleaner

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Merthyr Tydfil, UK

SOHO Team Member

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: Competitive
Location: Thornbury, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Purley, UK

Sports Complex Manager

Great Aycliffe Town Council
Salary: £27,905 - £28,785
Location: Newton Aycliffe, UK

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Blaby, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Spelthorne, United Kingdom
recruiting with sports management

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Blandford Forum, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Dunstable, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Slough, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bordon, United Kingdom

Recreation Assistant

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Hengrove, Bristol, UK
recruiting with sports management

Trainee Duty Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Hengrove, Bristol, UK

Duty Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Maidenhead, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £8.21 per hour
Location: Wadebridge, Cornwall, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £8.21 per hour
Location: Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Mitcham, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £10.55 per hour
Location: Horley, Surrey, UK

Leisure Team Member Apprentice

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Barnet, UK
training with sports management

Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £23,894 per annum
Location: Chelsea, London, UK

Duty Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Newbury, UK

Duty Manager

Legacy Leisure
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Kidlington, UK

Team Leader / Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chichester, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cotswold, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ealing, United Kingdom
lifeguard jobs  swimming teacher jobs  recreation assistant jobs  apprenticeships jobs  personal trainer jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  duty manager jobs  assistant manager jobs  general manager jobs  assistant general manager jobs  Catering Assistant jobs  Customer Services Advisor jobs 
More jobs

Video Gallery

Wattbike
The choice of the elite. Wattbike introduced the first true indoor bike in 2008, changing indoor cycling forever. Developed in association with world class coaches and athletes, and now chosen by the world’s premier health clubs, cycling studios, and personal trainers as well as universities, the military, and countless athletes and coaches across the world, Wattbike has truly revolutionised indoor cycling. Want to join our revolution? Power up your business with Wattbike.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and services in the wellness and fitness industry.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

active-net unveils Gen Z-themed agenda
Active-net 2020 has revealed the agenda for the two-day educational, networking and business meetings event, which takes place next month.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Diary dates

06-07 Mar 2020
Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milan, Italy
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
25 Mar 2020
Executive Boardroom, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
25-26 Mar 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
More diary dates