Month: June 2010

School Sport Week kicks off

Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week is now underway. Britain’s biggest school sporting event will see nearly 14,000 schools and 5 million children take part in an exciting week-long celebration of school sport. Schools will be bringing the magic and anticipation of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to their classrooms, sports halls and playing fields, inspiring young people to do more sport. Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms ensured the event kicked off in style at The City Academy in Bristol on Monday, 28th June.

Plug pulled on free swimming

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has announced that free swimming for those aged 16 and under and over 60 will be cancelled as part of government savings of around £73m. Funding for free swims under the ‘Free Swimming’ programme will end this summer and is sure to have an effect on participation.