Lincolnshire PE, School Sport and Physical Activity Conference

Bookings are now open for the Lincolnshire PE, School Sport and Physical Activity Conference on Friday 29th March 2019 at Bishop Grosseteste University.

The Lincolnshire PE and Sport Conference 2019 is organised by Active Lincolnshire in partnership with the One Network, with the aim of providing information and opportunities to develop Physical Activity, PE and School Sport.

The conference is suitable for Early Years, Primary and Secondary Schools and will bring together industry experts to provide information and practical experiences that we hope will support and help you with the great work you are doing to get children and young people more active within your schools.

This year our key note speaker will be Dr William Bird.

Dr William Bird

Dr William Bird

Dr William Bird is a practicing GP with more than three decades experience in promoting physical activity and health. He set up the national schemes, Green Gym and Health Walks in the mid 1990s.

He was the first medical director of the Met Office setting up the health forecasts in 2002 and then became Strategic Health advisor to Natural England from its inception.

As CEO and Founder of Intelligent Health, he has developed Beat the Street, a programme that in just three years has engaged 950,000 people across Europe getting them more active and connected to their local communities.
He has been an advisor to WHO, and to many cities in developing physical activity strategies.


Dr William Bird is co-editor of Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health with over 150 authors from around the world and author of the BMJ physical activity modules. In 2016 he was voted by BBC Wildlife magazine as one of the top 30 most influential conservationists in the UK and the Independent on Sunday voted him in the top 100 people to make the UK a happier place. In 2010, he was awarded an MBE for his services towards physical activity and health.

The two workshops he will be delivering for us are:

Early Years and Primary
The incredible truth about how exercise can transform children
Dr Bird will use the latest research to help teachers and Early Years practitioners understand how physical activity can transform children’s brains to help them improve concentration and behaviour. You will learn the importance of movement, and how being outdoors can have extra benefits. Finally you will learn about how best to increase activity levels both within and outside school/pre-school.

Improving Wellbeing Through PE
In considering the current pressures on secondary PE with budgets being cut and PE departments having to fight for its place within the curriculum, this interactive, reflective workshop challenges teachers to consider the current role of PE for their pupils, and how we can transform it to meet the needs of today’s young people, and wider whole school priorities.

The conference is suitable for Early Years, Primary and Secondary Schools, with appropriate workshops for each. Please note places are limited so you are advised to book early.

Choose the appropriate link below to book:

Early Years: 9.00am – 12.10pm Early Years link
Primary Schools 9.00am – 16.00pm (including lunch) Primary Schools link
Secondary Schools 13.00pm – 15.45pm Secondary Schools link

If you have any queries please call Jess Lovett on 01522 730 325