Food for Life are joining Jamie Oliver in campaigning for the introduction of a healthy rating scheme in schools. In a recent episode of Jamie and Jimmie’s Friday Night Dinner, the pair visited a primary school in East London to see the inspiring work they do to help keep pupils healthy.
Being able to read, write and speak well underpins a child’s chances of success at school, at work and in life. But how do we begin to inspire children to pick up a book or a pen when it is often the last thing they want to do? Jim Sells from the National Literacy Trust shares some ideas and resources for connecting reading to sport for motivating students.
Through a new initiative in California, students can pursue their love of competitive gaming while developing career skills and fulfilling curriculum requirements. Professor Constance Steinkuehler explains this new form of connected learning.
The demanding discipline of Parkour can bring out creativity and discipline in all types of students. Barry He discusses how this exciting sport is rejuvenating PE programmes.
Crispin Andrews reports on the growing recognition of the role sport can play in
improving children’s mental health - if the focus of the activity changes.
With an increasingly strong evidence base linking sport and physical activity to raised levels of mental well-being and achievement Dominic Judge, Assistant Director for Education at the Youth Sport Trust (YST), looks at how schools can increase participation in PE and sport for students with SEND so that no child is left behind, including a look at YST’s groundbreaking work with Special Olympics Great Britain.
Blackpool FC Community Trust aims to educate, motivate and inspire people
of all ages to build a better life for themselves and unite communities all
over Blackpool. The Blackpool FC Community Trust is the official charity to
Blackpool Football Club, which provides a range of flagship programmes that
inspire people from all walks of life to make a positive change.