The Sports for Schools Blog

Sports for Schools fundraising for charity

£250 raised for MacMillan on the World’s biggest coffee morning!

Last Friday we hung up our “healthy-eating” gloves and hosted a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan. Macmillan provide essential physical, financial and emotional support to cancer patients and it was great to get the whole business park behind such a fantastic cause! The annual Coffee Morning started in 1990 and this year marked the …Read more


Roko 20

Something extraordinary!

ROKO 20 Academy is a small school that provides hope and happiness for orphans and disadvantaged children in the rural village of Kambirwa, Kenya.  They ensure free education, clothes, food and basic healthcare for all of these children and those caring for them. The school has grown over the years since it was opened and …Read more


Playforce

Physical fitness is a pre-requisite to achieving academic results!

Research over the past 10+ years has shown the significant importance of physical activity and developing the brain. Sports for Schools and Playforce have teamed up for the third year running, and this year will be using their partnership to deliver a series of “Get Active” workshops designed to help a whole school understand how …Read more


Exercise makes you concetrate

Exercise makes you concentrate!

Not only does exercise improve the health of our brain, it can also help us to concentrate. Kids who exercise every day generally find it easier to concentrate in the classroom, something that can help them to boost their academic performance even further. As well as helping to improve our attention spans, exercise can help …Read more


Get moving with National Fitness Day!

National Fitness Day is back for 2017 to celebrate the fun of fitness and get the nation moving.   We’re helping schools achieve their most active day of the year and getting a record number of people across the UK moving.   As part of the day, we’re visiting 10 primary schools with top GB …Read more


Exercise improves memory

Exercise improves your memory!

A number of studies have shown that the parts of the brain responsible for thinking and memory (the prefrontal coortex and medial temporal cortex) are larger in people who exercise compared to those who don’t. This means that people who exercise on a regular basis are boosting their brainpower, improving their memory and making it easier for their brains to …Read more


Exercise makes brain cells grow!

I’ve been reading some amazing research that is telling us that, as well as being good for our bodies, exercise is fantastic for our minds? Research has shown that exercise can boost our memories and improve our academic performance, making regular exercise incredibly important for school children who want to achieve their full potential. One of the …Read more


Tommy Bowe - Sports for Schools Launch

Sports for Schools scheme to launch in Northern Ireland

The programme was launched yesterday at Oakwood Intergrated Primary School in Dunmurry  by Irish International and Ulster Rugby star, Tommy Bowe. Thanks to the new partnership 2 year partnership with Subway®, we’re hoping to inspire more children as the scheme expands to Ireland.   The scheme gives school children direct access to extraordinary Olympic and …Read more


Sports for Schools scheme to launch in the Republic of Ireland!

The programme is being launched today at Our Lady’s National School in Dublin by Irish International and Ulster Rugby star, Tommy Bowe. Thanks to the new partnership 2 year partnership with Subway®, we’re hoping to inspire more children as the scheme expands to Ireland.   The scheme gives school children direct access to extraordinary Olympic …Read more