News - October, 2019

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

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October, 2019

Opening School Facilities

Opening School Facilities

Posted: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:37

On behalf of Sport England, Active Dorset are working with Bournemouth University to look at where school-based physical activity facilities are and are not open to the public.

As well as seeking to open up more facilities, this is also seen as a further... Read More »

Latest Active Lives results shows inactivity levels have decreased in Dorset

Latest Active Lives results shows inactivity levels have decreased in Dorset

Posted: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 15:31

The latest set of Active Lives results from Sport England shows that inactivity has decreased (by 2.5%) in Dorset and subsequently, activity levels have increased (3.2%).

The latest report presents data from the Active Lives Adult (16+) Survey for the... Read More »

First wave of finalists announced for eagerly anticipated UK Coaching Awards

First wave of finalists announced for eagerly anticipated UK Coaching Awards

Posted: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:00

UK Coaching is today (22 October) delighted to reveal the first selection of finalists for the UK Coaching Awards 2019.

The prestigious showpiece event, which is to be held at The Tower Hotel London on the 5 December 2019, will celebrate the outstanding... Read More »

New Statistics reveal more than 14 million adults in England cannot swim

New Statistics reveal more than 14 million adults in England cannot swim

Posted: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:23

One in three adults in England cannot swim according to new statistics released today.

Now Swim England is to highlight the benefits of swimming as a valuable life skill in a nationwide drive to encourage more adults to take the plunge and learn how to... Read More »

Summary of Dorset Primary PE & School Sport Premium 2018/19

Summary of Dorset Primary PE & School Sport Premium 2018/19

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:50

In Dorset schools, the 2018-19 mapping of the Primary PE and School Sport (PESS) premium is very positive. It reveals that 83% of schools have reported on both attainment in PE, and on participation in additional activities/clubs. 77% schools have reported... Read More »

The Whole School Approach Project

The Whole School Approach Project

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:45

Since May 2017, Public Health Dorset has been working with the Dorset Head Teacher Alliance (HTA), to design and develop a project which builds on the strong evidence for physical activity improving attainment, achievement and emotional wellbeing.

The... Read More »

What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?

What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:36

Getting the nation moving every day is essential. We know that there is a strong link between attainment and educational outcomes and the health and wellbeing of pupils. At a personal level it's fun and sociable – and helps people stay physically... Read More »

New Physical Activity Guidelines Released

New Physical Activity Guidelines Released

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:54

New guidance report released from the Chief Medical Officers in the UK on the amount and type of physical activity people should be doing to improve their health.

This report presents an update to the 2011 physical activity guidelines issued by the four... Read More »

Latest Active Lives results shows inactivity levels have decreased in Dorset

Latest Active Lives results shows inactivity levels have decreased in Dorset

Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:02

The latest set of Active Lives results from Sport England shows that inactivity has decreased (by 2.5%) in Dorset and subsequently, activity levels have increased (3.2%).

The latest report presents data from the Active Lives Adult (16+) Survey for the... Read More »

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