Physical Activity is “no longer just a nice to have.”

By Llara Munn on April 3rd, 2019 - comments

More than 125 teachers from across Lincolnshire attended the PE, school sport and physical activity conference (PESSPA) at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln on Friday 29 March. The conference underlined the critical role that physical activity plays in the health and wellbeing of children.  Keynote speaker, Dr William Bird of Intelligent health, emphasised this message […]

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Outreach Opportunities for primary schools

By Llara Munn on April 2nd, 2019 - comments

Following on from a successful pilot last year, Lincoln Minster School is once again running its outreach programme to offer sporting and musical opportunities to pupils across Lincolnshire. Overseeing the programme is Assistant Head teacher Ian McGowan, who said: “We’d love as many schools as possible to take up this offer to try some of […]

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Introducing Active Partnerships; the new name for CSPs

By Llara Munn on March 11th, 2019 - comments

As the network of County Sports Partnerships gather in Nottingham today for their annual Convention, they have announced the launch of a new brand name ‘Active Partnerships’. Established as a nationwide network nearly 20 years ago, the Partnerships have become a significant part of the sport and physical activity landscape across England. They have successfully […]

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#ThinkActive: “A fab event, a positive atmosphere”

By Llara Munn on March 7th, 2019 - comments

It was the first conference of its kind in Lincolnshire and on its debut the Think Active conference was an unmitigated success with delegates on the day giving it a 4.8/5 star ranking. The conference focused on the role physical activity can play in mental health. It was organised by the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation […]

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Think Active Feedback

By Llara Munn on March 7th, 2019 - comments

Overwhelmingly positive feedback from delegates at the Think Active Conference highlights the importance of physical activity in our overall health. Also see below for slides from the day and a link to a video made by key note speaker Dr William Bird on the importance of physical health for our longevity.         […]

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Theatre for all- Written by Nikita Wakefield

By Llara Munn on February 1st, 2019 - comments

Some members of the audience were blind and some were deaf, but this company made dreams come true and gave everyone the chance to go to the ball. The relaxed performance of the pantomime Cinderella was organised by Magna Vitae and drew a lot of attention this year due to the amount of extra’s included […]

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Lincolnshire’s Active Workplaces

By Llara Munn on December 7th, 2018 - comments

Active Lincolnshire challenged workplaces to get involved in Self Care Week, 12-16th November, by getting their employees active. Incorporating activity into the working day helps improve staff morale and health (both physical and mental). It promotes incidental activity that has to be neither planned nor paid for, allowing more adults to get active every day […]

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Active Lives Survey Indicates Inactive Children

By Llara Munn on December 7th, 2018 - comments

Sport England has released the results of the first ever Active Lives Children and Young People Survey and they reveal a concerning picture of the activity levels of children in Lincolnshire, and England at large. The results for Lincolnshire are above the national average, suggesting 44.9% of children and young people are active for 60 […]

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Interim Active Lincolnshire CEO

By Llara Munn on November 9th, 2018 - comments

Active Lincolnshire has agreed with its major funder, Sport England, for a revised arrangement for the role of the Active Lincolnshire CEO until the 31st March 2019. The decision by Lisa Harrison, the previous CEO, to leave the organisation for a new job opportunity, saw the Active Lincolnshire board review what options it may wish […]

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