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HUMBER PE CONFERENCE WELCOMES OLYMPIAN AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALIST GREG WHYTE, OBE

Humber-wide School Sports Partnerships have come together to host a regional PE and School Sport Conference in Hull. Keynote speakers will include Greg Whyte, OBE and Alison Oliver, CEO of Youth Sport Trust and is open to all primary schools across the Humber Region.

The conference entitled ‘Maximise the Opportunity, The Time is Now’ will focus on how schools can maximise the impact of the Sport Premium Government funding in their school. Nationally every primary school is set to have its Primary PE and Sport Premium doubled by the government, with the aim of it transforming the provision of physical education and school sport in their school. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport in their schools with key indicators to monitor improvements.

“One of these indicators include Active 30, whereby schools will be expected to ensure pupils engage in regular physical activity as recommended by the Chief Medical Officer.” says Liz Notman from the Get Ahead Partnership, responsible for school sport in North Lincolnshire. “Guidelines suggest all children and young people aged between 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school. We support our schools in ensuring they meet all the key indicators and provide a vital service in physical activity, health and wellbeing.

Partnership Development Managers for the Humber region are delighted to have the support of Ali Oliver of the Youth Sport Trust and Greg Whyte, OBE and. “It is great to have such influential and inspirational speakers such as Greg and Ali speaking at the conference; Ali is the driving force behind the national charity committed to use the power of sport to change young people lives.” continues Liz. “Greg is well known for his services to Sport, Sport Science and Charity as well as being a former Olympian and World Championships Medalist. He has worked with the likes of David Walliams, Eddie Izzard and Davina McCall to deliver Sport and Comic Relief Challenges by making the impossible possible. There is so much potential for what schools can achieve with this funding, we hope school leaders will be inspired by Ali and Greg to make full use of the funding to improve the health, happiness and wellbeing of the next generation.”

The conference will be held on Tuesday 21 November 2017 at the Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel and will be attended by up to 200 local Headteachers, Teacher and PE Leads from North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull.

Hear Liz Notman's full interview on BBC Radio Humberside by clicking on the link below.

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Mon Nov 20th at 9:45 AM