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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.
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.
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 teamed up for the national 600-mile bike challenge RideABC.
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.
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.
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 primary schools in Paulsgrove are joining forces to promote the power of sport as part of Ride ABC this March.
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.
This year at Rowan Year, 3 and 4 have enjoyed a wonderful activity week around a central theme of ‘Inspirational Women’.
Stockport Academy students had the opportunity to brush up on their hockey skills with Olympic gold medal-winner Alex Danson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sports and Annual Awards were held over two days with Inline Skating World Champion Jenna Dowling handing out prizes
Olympic gold medalist Jason Gardener takes centre stage at Salford City Academy
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.
Shaun Dowling, our Head of Sport, considers how PE and Sport contributes to school life.
Celebrate the launch of The Spirit of Rio, as Group Chief Executive Jon Coles explains the importance of the festival
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
Students learn about healthy eating as part of pioneering sports programme
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.
An Olympic gold medallist visited pupils a Accrington 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.
Great Britain and England hockey goalkeeper Maddie Hinch delivered an inspirational speech at Dunottar School's Prize Giving evening earlier this month
In September, John Smeaton Academy welcomed Olympic triathlon Gold and Bronze medallists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee.
Olympic gold medalist Jason Gardener visits Accrington Academy
Over 120 guests attended the annual Sports Awards Dinner which took place at Hampshire Collegiate School (HCS) on Friday 26 June.
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.
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.
In April, the HCS senior golf team travelled to Kent for the Independent School Golf Association (ISGA) U18 National final.
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.
Southern Area United Learning Basketball Tournament
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.
Two Olympic athletes are set to join pupils at a Sheffield school in a new sporting initiative.
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.
A Bournemouth Collegiate School pupil has been named the best young sailor in Britain for 2014 by the Yachting Journalists' Association (YJA).
New initiative supports teachers delivering healthy eating in National Curriculum
Our Director of Sport, Shaun Dowling, explains to Sports Think Tank how he works to bring our schools across the Group together.
Manchester Academy crowned United Learning Football Champions
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.
Accrington Academy host first Triathalon Festival
Five United Learning Academies take part if futsal competition
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