The Rugby World Cup Legacy

With every major sporting event hosted on these shores comes the question of the legacy it will leave. There are mixed views on the lasting effect of the 2012 Olympics in schools and in the country in general (Owen Gibson’s article in the Guardian doesn’t pull any...

Designed to Move

Physical activity has multiple, far reaching effects that last into adulthood. For example, the physical training in a typical soccer practice helps reduce the risk for depression while the strength training in that same practice will increase long-term skeletal...

Time to Team Teach

Last year saw many primary schools use their Sport Premium funding to bring in PE experts. In the majority of cases, schools chose a model whereby the experts taught PE while the class teacher watched on, seeing best practice in action. With another year of funding,...

To Cheat or Not to Cheat?

The recent scandal around alleged doping in elite sport has left me, and countless others no doubt, feeling shocked and disappointed. It raises many questions, one of which is what makes a ‘good sport’? And why is it so important to foster this quality in children?...

Capture that Sports Day Buzz!

The cheers from the crowd, the nerves in the tummy, the excitement of the competition, the pride at winning your first medal…and if you are lucky, an ice lolly at the end to cool you down. Sports days live long in the memory. The highlight of the school year for so...