Children & Young People Newsletter January 2023

Primary Age

Primary School PE Conference - Survey & Prize Draw

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We are pleased to announce that in 2023 the Primary School PE conference will be held on Tuesday 16 May.

This year we want to hear from you!

What would you like to see at the conference? Have your say and let us know by filling out this quick survey for the chance to win a free athlete visit for your school.

Complete the Survey

Well Schools Podcast

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Youth Sport Trust are back this academic year with their Well Schools podcast.

The podcast provides a series of discussions with school leaders who are improving educational outcomes by placing wellbeing at the heart of their school. Recent episodes include a look into ‘The Power of Active Learning’ to create a positive, engaging and fun approach to learning.

You can sign up to join the Well School community and get FREE access to:

• School-led practice and examples
• Guidance and support from experts and leaders
• Conversations with like-minded experts and practitioners
• Training, resources and support from partners

Well Schools Podcast

Active Lives - latest figures

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“Children and young people’s activity levels return to pre-pandemic levels”

The latest Active Lives Children and Young People Report from Sport England shows that nationally 47.2% of children and young people are achieving the recommended 60 minutes of sport or physical activity a day. This means that 3.4 million are benefitting from being active.

However, there are still over 52.8% of children and young people who are not active enough. There are also still inequalities across demographics, but active children are happier, worry less and feel less lonely.

Access the latest Active Lives CYP Report

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Get involved in Active Lives

Do you want to find out how you can get involved with the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey?

Join us online on Thursday 26 January, 4:15pm to 5:00pm.

Delivered in partnership with Bubble & Scruff, we’ll showcase the benefits of taking part in the survey, including bespoke school reports, access to a Healthy School Rating Scheme and equipment vouchers. This webinar is suitable for Primary and Secondary Schools.

Sign up to the Active Lives demonstration webinar

Children with Asthma

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“As long as your child is managing their asthma well, research shows exercise can reduce their risk of asthma symptoms”

Asthma + Lung UK charity has lots of great information and advice on their website, including how to help children with asthma achieve the Chief Medical Officer guidelines for all children to do 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

NHS England and Improvement have commissioned free training for anyone involved in the care of children and young people with asthma. The Tier 1 training provides a basic awareness of asthma, it’s impacts and knowledge of when and to whom to signpost, and is ideal for education providers, sports coaches, etc.

Access the Resources

Youth Voice - Webinar Recording

Active Kent and Medway recently delivered a webinar to support organisations developing activities for the least active young people. In addition to presenting the learnings from our recent consultation with young people, the webinar also included special guest speakers from the Youth Sports Trust and St Gregory’s School in Tunbridge Wells.

We have made every effort to accurately transcribe the slides, however if there is any information that is unclear or if you have any queries, please contact

Safeguarding - Listen Up, Speak Up

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Half a million children suffer abuse and neglect each year in the UK. A new campaign from the NSPCC aims to give everyone the knowledge to help keep children safe.

Listen Up, Speak Up is encouraging every adult in the UK to complete their free 10-minute digital training, empowering every adult to know what to do if a child needs help, and where to go if you need support yourself.

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