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Engaging all students in school sport

PE and sport
Everyone is talking about a London 2012 legacy, but champion skateboarder and student mentor Neil Danns says great work is already taking place in schools. He discusses how we can engage all students in school sports.

Post London 2012 there has been much talk about the legacy of the Games and ensuring the nation’s new-found enthusiasm for sport is channelled in the right direction. There has been the government’s new school sport policy focused on primary schools and talk about the need to engage students in more sports.

What there doesn’t seem to have been is talk about all the good work already going on schools across the country, not just in supporting athletic students but in broadening the understanding of the skills and career paths that can be found through sport. For me, this is the key to harnessing students’ enthusiasm for sport and all of the vital life-skills that it can teach.

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