The Sports for Schools Blog

10 ways to keep children active over Easter

With most schools set to break up for the Easter Holidays on Friday, here are some of our top tips of how to have a fun break whilst also keeping fit and active. Plan outdoor activities Encourage children to participate in outdoor activities such as bike rides, picnics, and playing games like football or frisbee. …Read more

Her Majesty, the Queen – an inspiration to us all

The nation, indeed the world, has spent the last couple of weeks mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. She was the longest-serving British monarch, reigning for more than 70 years, a feat that is unlikely to be surpassed by any future monarch in either our lifetime or that of the next generation. Princess Elizabeth …Read more

The Sports for Schools Conference 2022

Last week we held our first Sports for Schools Conference since 2019. It was great to see so many familiar and new faces in person. Our theme for this year’s event was storytelling. Each of our athletes has an incredible and inspiring story to tell, and they all tell their stories in different ways, this …Read more

From Football Coaching to Leadership Skills

The importance of a good coach to motivate and inspire teams should never be underestimated. There are legendary examples of how certain individuals have provided such invigorating pre-match pep talks that the team has gone on to win – despite all the odds. San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence gave an inspirational speech to motivate …Read more

10 Lessons Young Athletes Taught Us This Year

It has certainly been a summer of up-and-downs in the sporting world this year.  Whether it was the Euros, Wimbledon, the Tour de France, the Olympics or any other sporting event, young athletes from across the world have demonstrated the strength of character that many, sporting or not, should take on board. It’s hard enough …Read more

How to Encourage a Positive Sporting Environment

The physical benefits of sport are undeniable. The real news from the past few years has been all the research confirming that taking part in sport or physical activity has a (huge) positive impact on your mental and physical health. Yet the fittest five children in a year 6 class today are less fit than …Read more

5 Ways to Talk and Encourage a Positive Body Image for Your Child

There has been a worrying rise in body image consciousness amongst children and young adults.  Sometimes it stems from early childhood years at home or later peer pressure, or the impact of media, especially social media, body image attitudes sets the stage for potential eating disorders as they grow into adulthood. Figures like 40% to …Read more

It is Ability, Not Disability That Counts

It is Ability, Not Disability That Counts: What Can We Learn from Paralympians About Overcoming Struggles? The Paralympics 2020 kicked off in Japan last week (a year later than originally planned) and GB have already had success as Dame Sarah Storey, who was born without a functioning left hand, won our first gold in cycling, …Read more

Unblind the Mind – Paralympian Darren Harris’ one of a kind podcast

I was excited and honoured to join Darren Harris; Author, Speaker, Coach and most capped England blind footballer, on his inaugural podcast ‘Unblind The Mind’. Darren’s Podcast is aimed at people who want courage, inspiration and determination to tackle life’s biggest challenges – something Darren possesses in spades. In first episode we explored exercise and …Read more

WIN 40 amazing sporting prizes!

Sports for Schools are thrilled to have been selected as one of six charities being supported by the Sporting Chance Prize Draw. It’s a fantastic competition with 40 amazing sporting prizes that YOU could be in with a chance of winning. It’s just £10 to enter and the winners will be announced on the 31st …Read more