Team Up – New free online training module

Between 2017-2019 England are hosting the Women’s World Championships in Cricket, Hockey and Netball. 

The Team Up campaign has just launched a new online module in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust. The interactive online workshop will support Key Stage 2 and KS3 teachers to explore how they deliver team sports to girls and how to make it more relevant and appealing to all girls. To sign up and access the workshop please click the button below.

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Everybody active, every day two years on

Public Health England (PHE) has published a two year update on Everybody Active Every Day – the national physical activity framework. The framework was published in October 2014 setting out the need for action across four key domains at national and local levels – active society, moving professionals, active environments and moving at scale.

Between 2013 and 2015-17, there has been a 1% increase in the proportion of the population meeting the UK physical activity guidelines, representing half a million people. While this figure appears small, the report acknowledges that mobilising a nation takes years to achieve significant and sustained changes.

The report features our physical activity evaluation and scale up fora, a series of national events to bring together academics, providers, commissioners and practitioners within local areas to discuss how they can collaboratively plan, deliver and evaluate evidence based physical activity programmes and roll out what works at scale.

The report outlines areas of progress since 2014 across the four domains.

Key progress

  • Release of the governments new sport strategy – Sporting Future which set out five new high level outcomes recognising the breadth of the benefits of sport and physical activity.
  • Release of Sport England’s strategy – Towards an Active Nation – which broadens funding allocation away from sport towards projects and organisations that can tackle inactivity.
  • Bangkok Declaration on Physical Activity for Global Health and Sustainable Development – outlining six strategic areas for investment and action at country, regional and global level to help countries progress towards the World Health Organization target of increasing physical activity by 10% by 2025.

Below is a brief overview of the progress against the four key domains:

1. Active society
There has been a visible shift in national policies to incorporate physical activity including those outlined above and the draft cycling and walking investment strategy and the childhood obesity plan. National agencies have also utilised social marketing to create a social movement where being active is the social norm, eg, Change4Life, One You and This Girl Can.

2. Moving professionals
The childhood obesity plan identifies the need to support healthcare professionals to have the skills to engage with families. New Movement for Movement resources have been published to integrate physical activity and health education into the undergraduate medical curriculum. The Clinical Champions programme has seen healthcare professionals providing peer to peer training to support brief interventions in routine clinical practice.

3. Active environments
Publication of active design guidance by PHE and Sport England to target planners, health professionals and developers which outlines ten principles that bring together health, design and planning evidence. There has also been an increase in the realisation of the commonality between environments that support physical activity and addressing air pollution and environmental sustainability.

4. Moving at scale
There is work underway on producing ‘Promising practice 2’ to collate and review local case studies to identify ‘what works’. In addition, a new physical activity data tool was launched to support local areas to connect with the range of physical activity data to look at the trends over the year.

DOWNLOAD: Everybody active every day: 2 year update

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Creating walking cities. A blueprint for change

Living Streets has published a new guide to help practitioners improve cities and streets for walking. Create walking cities: A blueprint for change sets out seven steps to a walking city which will lead to healthier, more economically successful, greener and stronger communities.

The vision is to create walking cities that are safe and inviting for people of all ages, where every child can walk safely to school and communities have quality spaces to thrive. Walking cities mean better cities for everyone.

The seven steps outlined are based on examples of best practice and contain a range of suggested policies and programmes aimed at city leaders and officials to help create walking cities.

Seven steps to a walking city:

  1. Make walking a priority – through strong leadership to ensure ambitious walking targets are embedded in policies
  2. Plan for walking – to enable commuters to access everyday service, eg, schools, shops or public transport stops, without using a car
  3. Create a walking network – to ensure that key destinations are within a network of well-connected routes.
  4. Design streets as places to enjoy – this means they should be designed around people, making them accessible and inviting places to walk and enjoy
  5. Provide attractive alternatives to the car – by improving access to public transport for longer journeys with policies to reduce private car travel
  6. Make walking safe – tackling road safety at source to create safer places without introducing unnecessary barriers to people walking
  7. Change behaviour and celebrate streets – encourage people to walk everyday journeys, such as to school or work to help change behaviour and bring streets to life.

DOWNLOAD: Creating walking cities: A blueprint for change

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We are currently developing a set of resources for all schools taking part in NSSW, including downloadable PJ Masks activities, a planning guide packed full of ideas, and certificates to recognise your students who took part.


The first 500 early years providers that register for the Early Years day as part of NSSW will also win an activation pack.


Link to sign up;

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County Quadkids Competition


U11’s QuadKids Competition

As part of the Joint Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire COUNTY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

At Moorways Stadium, Moor Lane, Allenton, Derby. Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th May 2017


The exciting athletics quadrathlon competition for young athletes is being held at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Championships. For boys and girls in school years 4 and 5 (must be aged 9 or 10 years on the day of the competition). Open to all – you do not have to be a member of an athletics club.

Each athlete competes in a 75m sprint, a 600m run, long jump and a howler javelin throw. Athletes rotate around all 4 events. Points are gained decathlon-style – the faster you run and the further you throw and jump the more points you get. Medals for top boys and girls (total of the four events) in each county.

Saturday 13th May 2017 Nottinghamshire Girls and Boys

Sunday 14th May 2017 Derbyshire Girls and Boys

For more information or to fill out the entry form please click on the link below:

quadkids event

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Photo: England Athletics

New framework to help young Derbyshire people to engage in more active and healthy lives

A renewed push to help young people in Derbyshire engage in more active and healthy lives has been outlined with the launch of Young Active Healthy – A Physical Activity and Sport Framework for Young People 2017 – 2021.

Physical activity levels for young people are alarmingly low across England, with the vast majority failing to meet minimum daily guidelines, and lifetime physical activity levels declining from the age of nine.

This new framework, launched by Derbyshire Sport, looks to address these challenges in Derbyshire, and aims to engage everyone from birth to 25, with a core focus on building positive attitudes to physical activity and sport in those aged five to 18.

The framework’s 27 outcomes will also aim to ensure young people remain active and address participation inequalities for girls, lower socio economic groups and disabled young people.

At an event to launch the framework, invited guests heard from Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health, Derbyshire County Council; Andy Knowles, Head Teacher, Tupton Hall School; Mark Tournier, Development Manager, Youth Sport Trust; Hayley Lever, Director, Derbyshire Sport; and Craig Homer, Sport Development Manager, Derbyshire Sport.

Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health at Derbyshire County Council, also challenged those in the room to engage with a wider cross section of professionals and work with those in the NHS, housing, planning and other sectors to achieve the outcomes in the plan.

He also said the emphasis should be on encouraging young people to live active lives, rather than doing 60 minutes of physical activity per day and then being sedentary for the rest of the day.

He said: “We want people to sit less and do more. Physical activity is important throughout life. If we can get it right at the start it is much easier later in life and the positive impact on the NHS would be massive.”

Mark Tournier, Development Manager at Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, said: “We recognise there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure all young people lead a healthy active life. The Young Active Healthy framework outlines much of this work and will help shift the direction of travel for like-minded organisations.”

According to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) guidelines, once able to walk children under five should be physically active every day for at least 180 minutes, spread throughout the day. All five to 17 year olds should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes and up to several hours every day, and for 18 to 25 year olds this figure is at least 150 minutes per week, in bouts of ten minutes or more.

Young Active Healthy was launched at Horsley Lodge Golf Club on Wednesday, March 8.

Young Active Healthy Framework

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