School Sports

'I Close My Eyes And Think Of Mr Markham'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Pippa Middleton has revealed how she used to "undeniably" fancy her school teacher, and sometimes closes her eyes to envisage his "booming voice". ...

School Sports Day: Forget London 2012, This Is the Mum-lympics 2013

Caroline Thain | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

Next week is Sports Day, the slip in his book bag told me. Occasionally, I still have nightmares about school PE. They want us to turn up and "cheer the children on". It is reassuringly worded to reinforce a non-competitive vibe ("an emphasis is placed on the taking part"). Then I see there's a buggy race. This sounds like a dubiously worded 'mummies race'.

Cameron Unveils New Funding For School Sport

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Politics

Cameron has been showing off his rugger skills at a club in Millwall, east London, on Saturday as it was announced school sport is to get a £150 mill...

A Golden Olympics Legacy Under Threat

Kevin Brennan | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Kevin Brennan

Some may question the value of PE and school sport citing their own school experiences of poor quality PE teaching in a bygone age. But research shows that physical activity can help to improve academic performance. Indeed specialist sports colleges were often the most improved schools academically in recent years.

Are You Half Way to Sporting Greatness if You're Privately Educated?

Julie Booth | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Julie Booth

In the wake of London's Olympic Games, debate was raging in the media and through online social network channels about figures published by the Sutton Trust, which revealed that over half of Team GB's winning rowers went to fee-paying schools and our athletes were five times more likely to win medals if they were educated in an independent school.

The Olympic Effect - Developing a Sporting Culture in Schools

Wasim Khan | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Wasim Khan

Being a state school boy who became the first British born Pakistani to play professional cricket in the is country, I know the importance of luck; that is being lucky enough to have a sports mad teacher spot you in the playground.

Make Compettitive School Sports Compulsory For All Says Labour

Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Competitive sports would be compulsory in all state-funded schools in England under Labour, shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg has announced. ...

Independent Schools’ Gold Medal for National Service

Dale Bilson | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dale Bilson

Far from being 'wholly unacceptable', this is why independent schools exist, and we should be thankful for it.

Olympic Hurdler: I Would Be A Better Athlete If I Hadn't Gone To Eton

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An Olympic hurdler has claimed he would have been a better athlete if he had been educated in a state school, instead of attending Eton College. La...

Teenage Girl Dies During Rounders Game At School

PA | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A 15-year-old girl has died during a school game of rounders. Nicky Payne collapsed at around 11.30am on Tuesday during the game at Angley School, ...

Olympic Ambition: Sports Clubs In Every Secondary School

PA | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Every English secondary school will host a community sports club under a £1 billion plan to get the nation active for life unveiled by culture secret...

Tessa Jowell: Government Putting Olympic Legacy At Risk

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Tessa Jowell has warned that the government is at risk of failing to fulfill one of the promises of the Olympic legacies – to transform school sport...