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Test primary pupils’ fitness to avert NHS ‘time bomb’ - ukactive

16 June 2015

Primary schools should test pupils' fitness in the same way as subjects like Maths and English to stem the tide of physical inactivity threatening to overwhelm the NHS, a new report from ukactive has concluded.

Launching its 'Generation Inactive' report highlighting findings from a series of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, the leading not-for-profit organisation for the health and activity sector found that less than half of schools surveyed (43 per cent) recorded the length of time children actually spend being physically active in PE lessons.

 

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Chair of the ukactive Membership Council David Stalker responds to Sport England's Active People Survey report

12 June 2015

ukactive welcomes the publication of the Active People Survey which explicitly highlights the contribution that activity classes and gym based participation makes to the overall participation figures. We welcome that this significant contribution is being explicitly recognised. 

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ukactive calls on MPs to help turn the tide of inactivity

29 May 2015

ukactive are embarking on a process to engage with all 651 Members of Parliament to continue elevating the threat of physical inactivity to the health of our nation as a top tier public health issue.

 

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ukactive unveils candidates for Membership Council positions

ukactive unveils candidates for Membership Council positions

26 May 2015

ukactive today announced the shortlist of candidates who members will be able to vote for to elect its new Membership Council.

The Membership Council which will be chaired by former ukactive CEO and current Board member David Stalker, will be the formal voice of the membership base in ukactive governance, reporting to the Board, and take on challenging topics of substance for the sector, such as the on-going issues relating to skills and workforce development.

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ukactive announces all female top-tier Board

ukactive announces all female top-tier Board

21 May 2015

ukactive today announced Places for People Leisure Chief Executive Sandra Dodd as its new Treasurer.

Dodd will join the new ukactive Board, which is being chaired by crossbench Peer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. The Board has been built following a 12 month consultation with ukactive members and partners designed to ensure a governance structure that is fit for purpose and in line with best practice recommended by key agencies such as Sport England. ukactive has committed to having at least 25% of the Board female.

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