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  • Five school playground safety points to consider

    09 April 2019 By Temi Kucuk, Business Development Manager, Evergreens UK Group

    With winter coming to a brisk end here in the UK, we can now look forward to enjoying some warmer days ahead. However, nicer weather could bring with it some unpleasant consequences for schools. With children heading outside to play, the likelihood of trips, falls and skids in the playground could rise.

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  • Encouraging active lifestyles in and out of school

    11 March 2019 By Jo-Anne Town - Early Years and PE Leader, Gooseacre Primary Academy

    There is strong evidence that regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits for children. The UK chief medical officers recommend that all children and young people should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day.

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  • Stay active during the winter months

    22 November 2018 By Gemma Maw, Category Buyer for Sports and SEN

    As we come into the long, dark and cold winter days it is very easy to want to just hibernate on the sofa under a warm cosy blanket, watch television or play video games. Staying active over the winter months is important to keep children’s fitness and activity levels high which further helps to instil healthy habits.

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  • National Fitness Day

    13 September 2018 By Gemma Maw, Buyer for Sports and SEN

    A sedentary lifestyle is becoming ever increasing in children’s everyday life. We’re told that children and teenagers should get a minimum of 60 minutes physical activity every day, but we all know that it’s sometimes easier said than done - especially when phones, TV and games consoles are so easily accessible. This, along with the growing obesity rate in the UK, getting children moving and being aware of the importance of fitness is so important now more than ever.

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  • sports day

    Making Sports Day fun

    25 June 2018 By Gemma Maw, Category Buyer for Sports and SEN

    Its National Sports Week this week and many schools will be incorporating their annual sports day as part of their fun, engaging and lively activities.

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  • Your guide to the new PE and sports premium

    Your guide to the new PE and sports premium

    03 April 2018 By John Healey, Category Buyer - Sports

    What is the purpose of the physical education and school sport premium?

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  • Trim Trail 4 Piece

    Top tips for creating engaging physical education

    15 March 2018 By Sue Wilkinson and Eileen Marchant, Association for Physical Education

    We all know and recognise that a healthy body gives rise to a healthy mind. There’s now a wealth of knowledge and evidence providing the connectivity between activity, emotional wellbeing and improved academic achievement.

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  • top 10 new nursery and early years products 2017

    Our top 10 nursery and early years products 2017

    18 January 2017 By Richard Tinker, Head of Trading

    Welcome to the first in a series of blogs featuring our top 10 new products across our range of primary and secondary curriculum resources.

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  • Paralympics athletes

    Schools need to recognise the power of sport

    07 September 2016 By Fiona Wilkins, Corporate Communications Manager

    Our communications manager Fiona Wilkins talks to Sue Wilkinson and Eileen Marchant from the afPE about a few current issues facing PE teachers.

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  • Rugby

    The five life lessons of rugby

    24 September 2015 By Charlie Holland, Sales & Marketing Apprentice

    Last Friday saw the start of the eighth Rugby World Cup, hosted for the first time by England on its own. With the spotlight temporarily on the sport, what life lessons can it really teach us?

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