Subjects: Children, Youth
The importance of active play within schools and urban spaces
London Urban Sport Group member Marco Boi, Founder and CEO of Playinnovation, discusses why active play within schools and urban spaces is so important for children’s development and integrating outdoor learning.
Shortlist for London Sport Awards 2021 announced
The final shortlists for the London Sport Awards 2021, supported by the City of London Corporation, have been announced today, with an array of community volunteers, grassroots teams, health and fitness clubs, elite sports organisations, and businesses, nominated across ten Awards categories.
Transferable skills from Project Balance sees youngsters skateboard and snowboard
London Sport caught up with British freestyle snowboard star Katie Ormerod to learn more about how GB Snowsport's Project Balance was supporting young people to try skateboarding.
Schools receive up to £10,000 to increase access to sports facilities this summer
Children in 23 boroughs will have increased access to physical activity and sport throughout this Olympic summer and the new school year thanks to nearly £800,000 of London Sport investment.
Funding for schools to open sport facilities out-of-hours to support healthy lifestyles
Schools in London are being encouraged to apply for a new London Sport fund which will support them to open or re-open their school facilities outside of school hours for local young people.
Safe and familiar school facilities can play major role in getting young people more active
Strategic Advisor for Children and Young People, Gary Palmer, looks at how opening up school facilities can play a major role in getting London's young people active post-pandemic and the data behind London Sport's funding priorities.
Mental Health Awareness Week: OPAL
For Mental Health Awareness Week, London Sport are looking at community physical activity and sport organisations that focus on supporting mental wellbeing as well as physical health. Here, we speak to Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL)
Mental Health Awareness Week: Fulham Reach Boat Club
For Mental Health Awareness Week, London Sport are looking at community physical activity and sport organisations that focus on supporting mental wellbeing as well as physical health. Here is Fulham Reach Boat Club's story.
Mental Health Awareness Week: Mini Mermaid
For Mental Health Awareness Week, London Sport are looking at community physical activity and sport organisations that focus on supporting mental wellbeing as well as physical health.
Bromley win London's Virtual Inclusive Games
Bromley have been crowned champions in London's Virtual Inclusive Games after a hugely successful campaign which saw more than 80,000 entries submitted during the third covid-19 lockdown.
London Sport ready to support efforts to improve the nation's health
London Sport response to the publication of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity's Levelling Up Health report.
Boost for London schools with new government funding to support opening facilities
Schools in London are to benefit from £1m of support to open their facilities to the community outside of the normal school day to allow young people more opportunities to be physical active.
An asset-based approach is vital in our under-resourced communities
James Gregory, Area Director – London & South East of StreetGames, a member of the London Urban Sport Group, explains why an asset-based approach is so important when working in disadvantaged and under-resourced communities and how urban sport is a key component of it.
Build back stronger to create a physical activity habit for life
Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at the work being done to reduce the slide in children's activity levels and our plans for the next 12 months to reverse this concerning trend created by the pandemic.
Nearly £70,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding distributed to support young people
London Sport will distribute nearly £70,000 of Sport England Satellite Club funding over the coming months as we continue efforts to support children and young people to be more active.
Sharp decline in children's activity levels across London due to covid-19 pandemic
Covid-19 has caused a sharp decline in the amount of activity and exercise done by children and young people in London, according to new data released today (14 January) by Sport England.
Collaboration and creative thinking have been vital to our project team's successes
Lawrence Roots, a member of London Sport's Satellite Clubs project team, looks at how our organisational values around collaboration, improvement and creativity helped support organisations working with young people thrive during a tricky year.
London Sport supports young people with digital activities through November lockdown
Young people across London were supported through November’s lockdown with a variety of online techniques as London Sport continues to support community groups adjust to the pandemic.
London Sport research and funding to tackle inactivity in Sutton schools
New insights from London Sport will be used by ten schools in Sutton to help young people find and enjoy new activities so they can enjoy healthier and happier lives.
Re-activating young Londoners by increasing access to school facilities
Specialist Advisor for Children and Young People Gary Palmer looks at how broadening access to school's sport facilities could be a vital piece to the puzzle of re-activating our children following the period of lockdown due to the covid-19 outbreak.