Just under three years ago I attended the Wellington College Festival of Education and heard Sir Michael Wilshaw give a speech about reclaiming comprehensives. The speech was to to launch ‘Going the extra mile: excellence in competitive school sport‘, which was an OFSTED report looking into the educational background of those who participate in sports at… Read More Goodwill

Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation

At the end of July this year, Tracey Crouch, along with the DMCS, opened a consultation with all significant bodies, parties and indviduals to develop a new sporting strategy. The findings along with the proposed strategy was released on Thursday 17th December: Sporting Future – A New Strategy for an Active Nation. The key headlines from… Read More Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation

A new strategy for Sport – A consultation

Today, Tracey Crouch along with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have released their consultation document for a new strategy for sport. This doesn’t happen very often. The last broad strategy for sport, ‘Game Plan’,  was released 13 years ago.  If you have a vested interest in movement, physical activity, health and wellbeing, Physical… Read More A new strategy for Sport – A consultation

Generation Inactive

Who are ukactive? This week ukactive released a report regarding its findings from a recent piece of research and its recommendations. However let us start with who ukactive are. They refer to themselves as a ‘not-for-profit body comprised of members and partners from across the UK active lifestyle sector’. Originally formed in 1991 as Fitness Industry Associaton, they… Read More Generation Inactive

Political Party Manifestos and Physical Activity

With the 2015 General Election fast approaching the main political parties have now produced their manifestos. Whilst physical activity rightly shouldn’t be a main policy or one that decides my own vote, I am interested to see how something of personal importance to me is communicated within their manifestos. Using a simple ‘find word’ function on the… Read More Political Party Manifestos and Physical Activity