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Children and Young People

Helping young people to live active lives is critical to creating a happier, healthier and more prosperous London

London Sport are committed to ensuring that young people have the best opportunity to form a positive physical activity habit for life. 

Helping young people to live active lives is critical to creating a happier, healthier and more prosperous London.

That’s why we work with schools, colleges, policymakers, local authorities, teachers and anyone else supporting young people; our role is to advise, inform and create positive change.

Our Children and Young People work:

Active 60 is a flagship London Sport project which focuses on creating transformational change to enable every young Londoner to achieve the nationally recommended level of 60 active minutes every day.

With the nation back in lockdown at the start of 2021, many children and young people will be spending a lot more time at home than under normal circumstances.

To maintain physical activity as a vital part of every child’s day, we’ve collected a series of resources that can support children and young people to be active at home.

The Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People is the survey that measures young people’s involvement in physical activity and sport across the whole country.

The survey looks into the physical activity and sport behaviours of children and provides a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity.

As part of the School Sport and Activity Action Plan, the Department for Education have invested into a project to support schools to open their sports facilities.

The project aims to improve the understanding of the current landscape as well as the barriers, solutions and success factors linked to school facility usage.

Meet The Team:

Gary Palmer Headshot

Gary Palmer has 30 years of education and community sport experience in the physical activity and sport sector and is our Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People.

Gary is responsible for the development, implementation and achievement of London Sport’s plans and goals for Children and Young People (CYP) and developing successful internal and external relationships.

Molly Adkin is a Project Manager within our Children and Young People team.

She works across a variety of different programmes; offering direct support to schools and delivery organisations across the capital. Molly is passionate about advocating for better mental health through sport and activity, especially in relation to young people.

Originally from Devon, Molly can normally be found running around London’s parks.

More information and contact details:

For more information around our work with Children and Young People, please contact Specialist Advisor for CYP, Gary on gary.palmer@londonsport.org