News - June, 2019

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

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June, 2019

BBC Children in Need supports new holiday activity scheme in Dorset

BBC Children in Need supports new holiday activity scheme in Dorset

Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:21

[Tuesday 25 June 2019] Bournemouth, UK– Social enterprise BH Live has been awarded a grant of £20,400 by BBC Children in Need to run a series of low cost school holiday activities in Dorset for children with autism.

Starting in the school summer... Read More »

Olympic and Paralympic Gold Medallists join children and families in launching Travel to Tokyo at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Olympic and Paralympic Gold Medallists join children and families in launching Travel to Tokyo at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Posted: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:02

Seven years on from London 2012, young people and families are harnessing the power of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, to get fit and active together.

As the countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games begin, children and families across... Read More »

Cycling as a family positively impacts children's mental wellbeing

Cycling as a family positively impacts children's mental wellbeing

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:35

Bikeability launches 'Our Bikes Our Adventure' to get families cycling together this summer.

With the mental wellbeing of children high on the UK's agenda, a survey by The Bikeability Trust, the national charity for Bikeability, reveals more than a of... Read More »

Dorset Mind & Active Dorset are using the power of physical activity to improve mental health

Dorset Mind & Active Dorset are using the power of physical activity to improve mental health

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 14:24

Dorset Mind, the local mental health charity, has been awarded funding by Sport England and the National Lottery to help people to try new activities to help improve their physical and mental health.

Through this work, Dorset Mind will support people experiencing... Read More »

Wellbeing events roll out across the county

Wellbeing events roll out across the county

Posted: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 13:55

Part of our Active Ageing Project at Active Dorset is about adopting a systems change approach to create a culture where it's easier to be physically active. Wellbeing events are part of our approach to raise awareness of the range of local activity opportunities... Read More »

Slades Park Pavilion Now Open!

Slades Park Pavilion Now Open!

Posted: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:44

Slades Park Pavilion, Bournemouth, opened to the public on Bank Holiday Monday, 27thMay.

The Opening Day was a very crowded and positive event, where local clubs offered free taster sessions in All Stars cricket, family bootcamp, junior rugby, canicross... Read More »

Active Dorset 's PE, Health and Well-Being Conference - 'Actively Achieving the 3 I's'

Active Dorset 's PE, Health and Well-Being Conference - 'Actively Achieving the 3 I's'

Posted: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:00

The latest statistics inform us that currently, around three million children and young people (43.3%) are active, but a third of children (32.9%) are less active, doing less than 30 minutes of activity a day. Attitudinal data released in March 2019,... Read More »

UK Coaching pledges to help coaches grow their people skills

UK Coaching pledges to help coaches grow their people skills

Posted: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 09:00

UK Coaching has today, Monday 3 June 2019, marked the start of the second ever Coaching Week by making a #GreatCoachingPledge to help coaches across the nation benefit their communities.

Chief Executive Officer Mark Gannon confirmed that the organisation... Read More »

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