4 April 2018 by Gary Palmer

Mental Health, Studying and Physical Activity

If only I knew what I know now… I can still remember the spring and summer of 1985. That was the time that I was taking my A levels after which, assuming that I got my grades, I would be the first person in my family to go to University. Back then, academic success was

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26 March 2018 by Patrick Atkin

Celebrating Fantastic Initiatives Designed to Get London Active

Grace Balsdon, England Hockey player on behalf of TeamUp: A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the London Sport Awards held at Wembley Stadium. Having been in the fortunate position to be a part of the judging panel, it was great to attend the awards ceremony itself and present the Club

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7 March 2018 by Lorna Leach

This Girl Can: Bringing Activity to You

When the first This Girl Can advert hit the TVs I was contacted by friends who couldn’t wait to tell me just how much it had resonated with them and I was thrilled. You might assume that because I work in the sport and physical activity sector that my background is sporty, and that my

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7 March 2018 by Andy Davies

CIMSPA Conference 2018 – building a workforce for the future

Dean Nevill and I recently delivered a workshop at the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) annual conference entitled “Building a workforce for the future”.   The conference was a great opportunity for us to share our research and thinking with front-line decision makers from across the sports, fitness and

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22 February 2018 by Gary Palmer

Primary PE and Sport Premium – creating a ripple effect leading to innovative change across London

I have been lucky enough to speak at a number of school conferences over the last couple of months and it has been refreshing to hear the desire for schools to invest time and money in helping to get their young people more physically active, and to see the ripple effect of sharing good practice.

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