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  • children running in playground

    Outdoor inclusion ideas for after school clubs

    11 August 2020 By Dale Spencer - Director at KeyPE Sports

    It can be challenging to think of new and different ideas for your after-school clubs and to get children outdoors. Primary sports education specialist, Dale Spencer, discusses a number of activities based on his work in schools to help you encourage outdoor activities in your school.

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  • Tips on delivering physically active learning

    06 August 2020 By Nick Powell - PE Specialist and Managing Director of PE Partner

    There is a revolution taking place in our primary schools. It’s a move to incorporate physically active learning (PAL) in traditionally sedentary lessons – a move to move more – and it’s being driven by a new breed of senior leaders and a growing library of academic evidence* that healthy children are more effective learners.

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  • outdoor sports facility with cones

    Continuing outdoor education and public sports

    05 August 2020 By Jack Appleton - Framework Manager for Furniture at YPO

    COVID-19 has helped us all to realise the importance of the outdoor spaces we have access to. When we were limited to the one-hour outdoor exercise, this was the highlight of the day and many of us have never appreciated the outdoors as much as we did within lockdown.

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  • sports equipments

    Keeping children active in the current environment

    17 June 2020 By John Healey - Category Buyer of Sports at YPO

    Thinking of ways to keep students active whilst safely social distancing is a cause of concern within the educational environment. Core contact sports are currently being replaced by activities which allow for social distancing whilst maintaining a high level of active movement.

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  • young boy holding football

    Top of the Sports - most loved products of 2019

    02 March 2020 By Matthew Pinder - Assistant Buyer of Sports at YPO

    Keeping up with the latest school sports trends is a vital way to engage students in your physical education lessons. Check out our countdown of the top 10 most loved sports equipment and products from 2019 to inspire your next class!

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  • PE teacher using a tablet in lesson

    Using technology to deliver engaging PE lessons

    05 December 2019 By Nick Powell - PE Specialist and Director of SpiralPE

    We can all see the increased role technology plays in our everyday lives but what about within school and more particularly, PE? Can technology help with delivering engaging PE lessons and at activity clubs, to ensure pupils get the most from PE and physical activity? Can technology help busy teachers when planning PE lessons?

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  • two primary school children playing badminton

    Your updated guide to the PE and sports premium

    31 October 2019 By Gemma Maw - Sports Category Buyer at YPO

    In April, the Department for Education confirmed that the £320 million PE and Sport Premium for primary schools, would continue in the 2019-2020 academic year. The aim of the funding is to help improve the health of future generations.

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  • Football image blog 2

    A closer look at the benefits of football

    17 September 2019 By Matthew Pinder – Assistant Buyer for Sports and SEN

    When Gareth Southgate was appointed the England men’s football team manager, he promised to instil a bold, hungry and fearless attitude into his team. This attitude has been stamped onto England’s emerging talented generation of footballers. This has led to an upturn in England’s fortunes, with a strong performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and in this year’s 2019 UEFA Nation’s League.

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  • Cricket World Cup Fever!

    Cricket World Cup Fever!

    18 July 2019 By Rhian Binns - Communications Officer

    After 44 long years of hurt including 3 final losses, the England team have finally managed to bring home the Cricket World Cup.

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  • The evolution of SPIRAL PE

    11 June 2019 By Nick Powell - PE Partners

    In this Blog, PE Partner director Nick Powell looks at how SPIRALPE has developed over the last five years to become a best practice sharing community for schools across the UK.

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