School sports

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After Lionesses roar, the government's pledge on school physical education is a whimper | Cath Bishop
Government’s response to demand for Euros to have a legacy wafts at school sport structures that were not fit for purpose

Cath Bishop

16, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Tackling the problem of rugby and brain injuries | Letters
Letters: Dr Danny Lang suggests a height line should be visible on shirts; plus letters from Andrew Keeley, Michael Burns and Ian Coltart

29, Jan, 2023 @6:40 PM

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100,000 more girls playing football in England as activity levels rebound
Girls’ participation in football up dramatically in five years, and children now as active as before pandemic

Sally Weale Education correspondent

08, Dec, 2022 @2:46 PM

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School sport was a hellscape for me. At 41 I’m hooked on exercise for the first time
I felt self-conscious in PE class from the age of five because I was slower than everyone else. So I checked myself out of an active lifestyle until well into adulthood

Jasper Peach

19, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Dear prime minister (Sunak or Truss): please sort out sport in schools | Emma John
Lack of strategy from government means PE is being squeezed for time and investment is badly targeted

Emma John

16, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Lionesses’ legacy at risk as school PE fails girls, experts warn
In the past 10 years alone, 42,000 hours of PE lessons have been lost in secondary schools – and girls are the worst hit

Miranda Bryant

06, Aug, 2022 @4:15 PM

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From Lionesses to missed chances: why elite success doesn’t always transform the grassroots
England women’s Euros triumph has created massive interest in the game, but elite success doesn’t necessarily benefit sport at a lower level

Emma John

06, Aug, 2022 @3:50 PM

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Lionesses urge next PM to ensure all girls are able to play football in schools
European champions call on Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss to commit to bringing change if they enter No 10

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

03, Aug, 2022 @4:15 PM

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Why girls will not always be game for sport | Letters
Letters: Emily Taylor says intense menstrual cycles and emotional exhaustion can shape teenagers’ approach to sport. Jane Lawson thinks a change of focus may be needed


07, Mar, 2022 @5:04 PM

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More than 1 million girls in the UK lose interest in sport as teenagers
Survey by Women in Sport finds fear of being judged and lack of confidence are main reasons for drop in physical activity

Matthew Weaver

07, Mar, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Tories ‘squandering Olympic legacy’ as school PE declines
Sport England reveals that in some regions a third of children are active for less than 30 minutes a day

Michael Savage

08, Aug, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Survey shows UK parents’ concern over Covid effect on children’s activity
More than two-thirds of UK parents surveyed said their children are doing less than the recommend amount of exercise while 25% of sports groups are unlikely to return when schools reopen on 8 March

Paul MacInnes

05, Mar, 2021 @12:00 AM

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