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Most activities give opportunities to participate in a variety of roles, inc: teaching or coaching, officiating and volunteering.
Training is available through most sports’ governing bodies e.g. the Badminton Association of England has a coaching programme endorsed by the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC), offering training in a variety of roles to encourage long-term involvement in sport.
If you cant participate as performers at least be involved in another way!
Recently the Gov. Introduced a policy to ‘ensure all pupils receive their entitlement to two hours of high quality PE per week’ This will encourage more participation and improve students’ fitness.
PE and School Sport and Club Links (PESSCL):
The gov. Set up the PESSCL strategy to increase the take up of sporting opportunities by 5-16 year olds.
Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust manage 2 important areas in the Club Links and Step into Sport programmes encouraging youngsters to take part in a variety of ways.
The PESSCL programme aims to strengthen links between schools and local sports clubs.
The organisation Sport England:
This organisation believes sport has the power to change people’s lives. It is committed to creating opportunities for people to start, stay and succeed in sport.
START: Increase participation in order to improve health of the nation, with a focus on priority groups.
STAY: Retain people in sport through an effective network of clubs, sports facilities, coaches, volunteers and competitive opportunities.
SUCCEED: Create opportunities for talented performers to achieve success.
The Youth Sport Trust TOP Link:
Aimed at encouraging 14-16 age group to organise and manage activities and dance festivals in local primary and special schools. GCSE or sports leadership pupils are offered the opportunity to put their skills to good use. Their experience as a leader/official may even count towards their GCSE.
Active Kids programme:
Various supermarkets and other enterprises run voucher programmes that can be collected to buy sports equipment etc.
Which of the following is a correct statement in relation to Sport England’s ‘ Start, Stay, Succeed ’ objectives?
A . Start – plan so that every child starts the school day with physical activity to increase participation and improve health.
Start – increase the number of adults who start their day with exercise.
Stay – aim to keep officials working in sport so that development costs are reduced.
Succeed – create opportunities for talented performers to achieve success.