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United Learning Launches Rugby Pilot in Collaboration with the RFU
12 October 2021

United Learning Launches Rugby Pilot in Collaboration with the RFU

This year, United Learning, in collaboration with the Rugby Football Union (RFU), has launched an exciting pilot programme across 14 of our secondary academies to enhance the coordination and delivery of rugby union activities and ultimately encourage more young people into the sport. Driving the initiative are United Learning’s newly appointed Rugby Union Specialists, James Wright and Alex Wilson, who are respectively working with academies in the North West of England and along the South coast.

‘Pivot, Flex, Adapt’ Reveals How PE Got Pupils Through The Pandemic
04 December 2020

‘Pivot, Flex, Adapt’ Reveals How PE Got Pupils Through The Pandemic

This week, the Head of Sport at United Learning, Shaun Dowling, has published a new book giving an insightful account of the world of Physical Education, school sport and physical activity in 2020.

RideABC reaches £30,000 fundraising target
11 July 2018

RideABC reaches £30,000 fundraising target

United Learning announced this week that its gruelling national bike challenge RideABC has raised an enormous £30,000 for charity.

Four schools in Bournemouth and Poole team up for 600 mile bike challenge (via Bournemouth Echo)
23 March 2018

Four schools in Bournemouth and Poole team up for 600 mile bike challenge (via Bournemouth Echo)

Four schools in Bournemouth and Poole teamed up for the national 600-mile bike challenge RideABC.

Multi-academy trust staff visit 25 schools on cycling tour (via Schools Week)
19 March 2018

Multi-academy trust staff visit 25 schools on cycling tour (via Schools Week)

An educational technologist and a head of sport have cycled 600 miles from Kent to Cumbria to raise money for Sport Relief and pupils at United Learning schools.

Months of training put to the test as Ride ABC gets underway
05 March 2018

Months of training put to the test as Ride ABC gets underway

United Learning’s Head of Sport Shaun Dowling and Educational Technologist Bruce Wilson are putting months of training to the test today as they begin the first leg of Ride ABC.

I would ride 600 miles...
05 March 2018

I would ride 600 miles...

Later this week, thousands of schoolchildren across Greater Manchester will be supporting two cyclists as they attempt to complete a mammoth bike ride in aid of Sport Relief.

Two Paulsgrove Primaries join forces for National sporting challenge Ride ABC
27 February 2018

Two Paulsgrove Primaries join forces for National sporting challenge Ride ABC

Two primary schools in Paulsgrove are joining forces to promote the power of sport as part of Ride ABC this March.

600-mile Sport Relief bike challenge will take staff from Ashford to Bournemouth to Carlisle
05 February 2018

600-mile Sport Relief bike challenge will take staff from Ashford to Bournemouth to Carlisle

This March, United Learning is launching an epic week of fundraising, the main event of which will be Ride ABC: a gruelling 600-mile bike ride from Ashford to Bournemouth to Carlisle.

Inspirational Women
28 June 2017

Inspirational Women

This year at Rowan Year, 3 and 4 have enjoyed a wonderful activity week around a central theme of ‘Inspirational Women’.

Stockport Academy pupils get golden lessons from Olympic Hockey star (via Imagine FM)
21 February 2017

Stockport Academy pupils get golden lessons from Olympic Hockey star (via Imagine FM)

Stockport Academy students had the opportunity to brush up on their hockey skills with Olympic gold medal-winner Alex Danson.

Golden Opportunity for Midhurst Rother College
07 December 2016

Golden Opportunity for Midhurst Rother College

Students at Midhurst Rother College were recently inspired by the arrival of Alex Danson, United Learning Sports Ambassador and member of the successful Team GB hockey squad who helped the team win their first ever Olympic Gold medal in Rio this summer.

Paralympian Emma Helps Silverdale Primary Academy Launch its Top 20
28 November 2016

Paralympian Emma Helps Silverdale Primary Academy Launch its Top 20

Paralympic gold medalist, and United Learning Sports Ambassador, Emma Wiggs helped inspire the pupils at Silverdale Primary Academy when she visited the school on Friday (18th November) to help launch its new pupil charter.

Olympic Gold Medallist and England Hockey Player Alex Danson Inspiring Girls’ Hockey at Greenacre School
18 November 2016

Olympic Gold Medallist and England Hockey Player Alex Danson Inspiring Girls’ Hockey at Greenacre School

GB Olympic Gold medallist and England Hockey player Alex Danson visited Greenacre School, in Banstead, Surrey on Saturday 12 November to run a Hockey Workshop for Year 5 girls.

Going for Gold! Olympian Jason Gardener joins Manchester Academy for annual awards
10 November 2016

Going for Gold! Olympian Jason Gardener joins Manchester Academy for annual awards

Olympic gold medalist Jason Gardener MBE passed on the secrets of his success when he was guest of honour at Manchester Academy's annual student awards.

Rio Paralympic champion Emma Wiggs Opens Lambeth Academy’s Sensory Room and Garden
18 October 2016

Rio Paralympic champion Emma Wiggs Opens Lambeth Academy’s Sensory Room and Garden

Staff and students at Lambeth Academy were delighted to welcome Paralympic gold medal paracanoeist Emma Wiggs, who opened the academy’s new sensory room and garden. 

Olympian Alex Brings The Golden Touch to William Hulme’s Grammar School’s Awards Evening
27 September 2016

Olympian Alex Brings The Golden Touch to William Hulme’s Grammar School’s Awards Evening

Rio Olympic Gold medalist, and United Learning Sports Ambassador, Alex Danson helped William Hulme’s Grammar School honour its own superstars, with a presentation event celebrating the school’s exam success.

PICTURES: Talented Accrington Academy students celebrate awards success (via Accrington Observer)
11 August 2016

PICTURES: Talented Accrington Academy students celebrate awards success (via Accrington Observer)

The Sports and Annual Awards were held over two days with Inline Skating World Champion Jenna Dowling handing out prizes

Winning Ways!
22 July 2016

Winning Ways!

Olympic gold medalist Jason Gardener takes centre stage at Salford City Academy

Spirit of Rio Day 14:  Abbey Hey Primary Academy Pupils are on the Road to Rio
07 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 14: Abbey Hey Primary Academy Pupils are on the Road to Rio

Pupils and staff at Abbey Hey Primary Academy in Manchester have been embodying the spirit of Rio through a series of events and activities tied in with United Learning’s cultural and sporting festival.

Spirit of Rio Day 8: PE and Sport within Schools
29 June 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 8: PE and Sport within Schools

Shaun Dowling, our Head of Sport, considers how PE and Sport contributes to school life.

Today we begin United Learning’s 2016 cultural festival, the Spirit of Rio.
20 June 2016

Today we begin United Learning’s 2016 cultural festival, the Spirit of Rio.

Celebrate the launch of The Spirit of Rio, as Group Chief Executive Jon Coles explains the importance of the festival

The United Learning PE and Health curriculum
20 May 2016

The United Learning PE and Health curriculum

Over the past 12-18 months, the PE and sport network of United Learning has have been developing a curriculum and assessment framework ready for teaching from September 2016. Read more on the United Sport blog

The Regis School Girls Eat Like Athletes
15 March 2016

The Regis School Girls Eat Like Athletes

Students learn about healthy eating as part of pioneering sports programme

Rowan Prep School and GBs Alex Danson Host Hockey Workshop
28 October 2015

Rowan Prep School and GBs Alex Danson Host Hockey Workshop

In partnership with United Learning’s Sports Ambassador programme, Rowan Preparatory School organised a very special U10 girls hockey workshop presented by GB and England hockey player Alex Danson at Rowan’s sports ground on Saturday 17 October 2015.

Golden guy Jason gives Academy lesson in winning (via Accrington Observer)
28 October 2015

Golden guy Jason gives Academy lesson in winning (via Accrington Observer)

An Olympic gold medallist visited pupils a Accrington Academy

Protect the dream: Jason Gardener MBE Visits Shoreham Academy
27 October 2015

Protect the dream: Jason Gardener MBE Visits Shoreham Academy

On Friday 16th October, Shoreham Academy welcomed United Learning Sports Ambassador, Jason Gardener, MBE. Mr Pulling, Director of Sport at the school, recalls his visit.

Sportswoman inspires Dunottar audience (via www.reigate.co.uk)
28 September 2015

Sportswoman inspires Dunottar audience (via www.reigate.co.uk)

Great Britain and England hockey goalkeeper Maddie Hinch delivered an inspirational speech at Dunottar School's Prize Giving evening earlier this month

John Smeaton Academy Welcomes the Brownlee Brothers
05 October 2015

John Smeaton Academy Welcomes the Brownlee Brothers

In September, John Smeaton Academy welcomed Olympic triathlon Gold and Bronze medallists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee. 

Winning Ways!
02 October 2015

Winning Ways!

Olympic gold medalist Jason Gardener visits Accrington Academy

A Celebration of HCS Sporting Achievement with Olympic Gold Medalist
29 June 2015

A Celebration of HCS Sporting Achievement with Olympic Gold Medalist

Over 120 guests attended the annual Sports Awards Dinner which took place at Hampshire Collegiate School (HCS) on Friday 26 June.

United Learning National Football Finals
18 June 2015

United Learning National Football Finals

June 14th saw William Hulme’s Grammar School (WHGS) and Shoreham Academy face off in both the Boys’ and Girls’ United Learning National Football Finals.

United Learning Netball final
10 June 2015

United Learning Netball final

Last month, William Hulme’s Grammar School met Glenmoor & Winton Academies for the final of the United Learning Netball Tournament, organized as part of our United Sport Initiative.

Glenmoor & Winton Academies pupil, Millie, Year 8, recalls the day.

United Learning Southern Schools U13’s Boys 7-a-side Football Tournament
12 May 2015

United Learning Southern Schools U13’s Boys 7-a-side Football Tournament

This term, United Learning held the Southern Schools U13’s Boys 7-a-side football tournament, organised through the United Sport initiative. The winning team will play the Northern winners in June at St Georges Park!
Hampshire Collegiate School Senior Golf Team Attend Independent School Golf Association U18 National Final
11 May 2015

Hampshire Collegiate School Senior Golf Team Attend Independent School Golf Association U18 National Final

In April, the HCS senior golf team travelled to Kent for the Independent School Golf Association (ISGA) U18 National final.

On track to achieve! New initiative launched with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
24 April 2015

On track to achieve! New initiative launched with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Four United Learning academies have been chosen to help pilot a new sports based project, aimed at improving the educational achievement of young people aged between 14 and 19.

Shoreham Success in the Inaugural Southern Area Basketball Cup
30 March 2015

Shoreham Success in the Inaugural Southern Area Basketball Cup

Southern Area United Learning Basketball Tournament

Press Cutting: GB football star kicks off opening of school's sports pitch
05 February 2015

Press Cutting: GB football star kicks off opening of school's sports pitch

Students at Wilberforce Primary joined a star of Team GB and Arsenal Ladies football team at the official kick of of their brand new games area last week.

Press Cutting: Olympic athletes to visit Sheffield School
17 February 2015

Press Cutting: Olympic athletes to visit Sheffield School

Two Olympic athletes are set to join pupils at a Sheffield school in a new sporting initiative.

Children’s Minister and Olympic Athletes Encourage Girls into Sport
12 March 2015

Children’s Minister and Olympic Athletes Encourage Girls into Sport

Edward Timpson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, celebrated with students at Lambeth Academy, as part of an event aimed at developing girls’ confidence in and through sport.

BCS pupil sails to national award
15 January 2015

BCS pupil sails to national award

A Bournemouth Collegiate School pupil has been named the best young sailor in Britain for 2014 by the Yachting Journalists' Association (YJA).

Go Faster Food for Schools
07 November 2014

Go Faster Food for Schools

New initiative supports teachers delivering healthy eating in National Curriculum

Swimming against the tide
04 November 2014

Swimming against the tide

Our Director of Sport, Shaun Dowling, explains to Sports Think Tank how he works to bring our schools across the Group together.

United Learning Football Tournament: The Final
18 September 2014

United Learning Football Tournament: The Final

Manchester Academy crowned United Learning Football Champions

Pupils given chance to brush up on their rugby skills as schools join academy
11 September 2014

Pupils given chance to brush up on their rugby skills as schools join academy

Bournemouth Collegiate School (BCS) and Glenmoor & Winton Academies have announced the launch of the United Learning Rugby Academy in affiliation with London Irish Rugby Club.

United Learning Triathalon Festival
25 June 2014

United Learning Triathalon Festival

Accrington Academy host first Triathalon Festival

United Learning national futsal festival
24 June 2014

United Learning national futsal festival

Five United Learning Academies take part if futsal competition

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