The Sports for Schools Blog - Page 2

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


We’re thrilled to have partnered with Subway®

Sports for Schools is proud to announce a new two year partnership with Subway®, as it continues its commitment to encourage families and children in the UK and Republic of Ireland to get fit and active.   The Subway® brand will help to enable primary school children to do more physical activity whilst helping schools raise …Read more


Cambridge Business of the Year – WINNERS!

Sports for Schools is thrilled to have won the award for “Cambridge Business of the Year” at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards which took place on Wednesday 5th April.   Sports for Schools brings top GB athletes into primary schools to inspire children and teachers. The athletes do a fitness circuit with the whole school …Read more


Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2017 FINALISTS!

We’ve been nominated and are extremely excited to have reached the finals of the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards for Regus Cambridge of the Year 2017.   We’re looking forward to attending the awards on the 5th of April and will keep you posted on how we get on!


Free Lusum Rugby balls for schools

The unique brand Lusum is dedicated to supporting sports at grass roots level. By avoiding big sponsorship deals, they’re able to provide high quality balls while keeping the costs as low as possible, so schools and small clubs can stretch their equipment budgets efficiently without having to compromise on quality. The offer is available to …Read more


PE; Physical Education or Public Embarrassment?

I was stunned by a mum of three children from South Africa who had been living in Melbourne, Australia for the past 10 years, when she asked me the following question; Are PE teachers in the UK really as bad as the reputation they have to the rest of the world? Perhaps I’m oblivious to …Read more


We don’t have a literacy problem

A head teacher I spoke to recently was unable to take time out to develop his PE curriculum beyond the minimum requirements. To describe this fellow as a sports enthusiast would be an understatement. Yet he struggled. The reason? Numeracy and literacy. What’s the link, you may ask. There is one, it’s strong, researched, and …Read more


Sports for Schools teams up with The Invictus Games Foundation!

The Invictus Games are an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women (serving and veterans). The Games share the same passion as Sports for Schools, that the power of sport is immeasurable. They know that it develops confidence, social skills and teamwork. Rose Hall, Operations Director of the Invictus Games Foundation …Read more