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Living Sport to benefit from new Daily Mile and Sport England initiative

Sport England has today committed £1.5 million of National Lottery funding to support The Daily Mile, the ground-breaking fitness initiative that aims to get children fit for life. Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People survey shows that 43.7% of children in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough meet the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines and are physically active for an average of seven hours per week. However over a third of children …Read More

Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

In a new world leading approach to monitoring physical activity levels of children and young people the Sport England Active Lives Children and Young People survey has been released. The survey is run annually in randomly selected schools for children in years 1-11. Collecting measures of activity levels as well as other measurements such as physical literacy and self-efficacy. The data is reported on an annual level however can be …Read More

Lord Taverners Under 19 Boccia County School Competition

Pupils from schools across the county tested their skills in a sports tournament with a difference this week competing in the Paralympic sport of Boccia.

Granta’s first team and Hinchingbrooke took top honours at the school’s County Boccia Competitions. Organised by Living Sport, hosted at Cambridge Regional College, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Lord Taverners Under 19 County Schools annual tournament attracted teams from 10 schools around the county with places in the regional level competition up for grabs.Read More

I Heart Wisbech Conversation

We are delighted to be part of an exciting project called ‘I Heart Wisbech’ looking to put resident voice at the forefront of trying to develop Wisbech. Alongside partners* we want to have a collective conversation with people who live and work in Wisbech about what they love about the town, what they’d change and what they would like to do about it. Together we have committed to identifying people with ideas …Read More

The Activity Trap: Benefits or being fit?

New research shows almost half of disabled people fear losing benefits if they take part in exercise

Almost half of disabled people (47%) fear losing their benefits if they are seen to be physically active, according to new research published by Activity Alliance.

The research is particularly important as disabled people count for one in five of Britain’s population, almost 14 million people. However, they are currently the least active group in society, and twice as likely as non-disabled people to be inactive.Read More

Shortlisted Nominees for the Living Sport Sports Awards 2018

The nominations are in. The Judging Panel have deliberated. And now for the shortlist, for the Living Sport Sports Awards 2018. The Ceremony is to be held at the Burgess Hall in St Ives on Thursday 22nd November 2018 and this annual event brings people together to recognise and celebrate the brilliant sporting achievements of the many talented athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers, organisations and clubs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The …Read More

RaceRunning Introduced in Cambridge

A RaceRunning start session was held in Cambridge on Wednesday 10thOctober. The session was organised between CP Sport, Living Sport and Cambridge and Coleridge Athletics Club. A total of 10 participants attended the session, with people from the local area and also some people who traveled up from Essex.Read More

#RunAndTalk to support World Mental Health Day

Fen Edge Runners are pleased to be supporting #RunAndTalk an England Athletics campaign, supported by Mind the mental health charity, to improve mental wellbeing through running and to break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking about it. The event follows on from the successful #RunAndTalk event in February 2018 in support of Time to Talk Day which saw around 150 organised runs to support mental wellbeing through running.Read More

Parents in Sport Week 2018 – 1st – 7th October 2018

Parents in sport week is back and it is taking place from 1 to 7 October 2018 This year you can sign up for regular updates on news and activities for the week, sign up here. Key aims We’ll look to further develop sports’ engagement with parents by focusing on these 3 key aims: 1. Ensure parents recognise their role in keeping children safe in sport It’s a big decision for parents to …Read More