News - November, 2017

Find out the latest news from activities and events that are going on in Dorset.

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November, 2017

School celebrated for swimming success

School celebrated for swimming success

Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:41

The partnership between a local primary school and leisure centre is being celebrated after its commitment to keeping children safe was recognised at a national level.

Hillbourne Primary School has been named the runner-up in the Primary School of the... Read More »

Position of Trust

Posted: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:20

On 16th November, Tracey Crouch, Sports Minister, announced at DCMS that she has secured ministerial agreement to change the law on positions of trust to include sports coaches.

Anne Tiivas, Head of NSPCC's Child Protection in Sport Unit, said: "It's hard... Read More »

Active Lives Children’s Survey

Active Lives Children’s Survey

Posted: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:01

Sport England's vision is for children and young people to feel more motivated, confident and able to get active! Tracey Crouch, Sports Minister believes that "a positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age, can help encourage a lifetime... Read More »

Our School Can

Our School Can

Posted: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:37

Launched by Active Dorset in September 2017, the campaign is designed to showcase the important contributions that physical activity, PE and school sport can make to the health and well-being of young people's lives in Dorset.

We are inviting all schools... Read More »

Active Lives report shows Dorset mirrors national participation trends

Active Lives report shows Dorset mirrors national participation trends

Posted: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:02

The second Active Lives Adult Report summarising activity levels in England from May 2016 to May 2017 has revealed that 24.5% of the Dorset population are inactive, a slightly improved figure compared to the England average (25.6%).

Whilst nearly a quarter... Read More »

Run yourself happy – the ‘miracle cure’ improving brits’ mental health

Run yourself happy – the ‘miracle cure’ improving brits’ mental health

Posted: Thu, 02 Nov 2017 08:00

Whilst the physical benefits of running are well known, new research released today reveals that improvements in emotional health and wellbeing are being experienced by an extraordinary three-quarters of runners.

In the first major poll of its kind, questioning... Read More »

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