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  • Energize makes active lessons a reality

    By Suzy O'Shea on October 2, 2018
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    A new interactive treasure hunt game is being officially unveiled this week as part of a co-ordinated campaign to reduce inactivity among primary school pupils across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. The Tech-Know Trail is being launched by county sports partnership Energize at the education technology conference EdTech, being held at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on October 3. The urgent […]
  • Parents in Sport Week 2018

    By Suzy O'Shea on September 25, 2018
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    The Child Protection in Sport Unit of NSPCC is pleased to announce… Parents in Sport Week is back and it is taking place from 1 – 7 October 2018. Key aims of the campaign The CPSU are looking to further develop sports’ engagement with parents by focusing on these 3 key aims: 1. Ensure parents recognise their role in keeping […]
  • Fundraising success for Shropshire Day Service

    By Suzy O'Shea on September 11, 2018
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    With help from local supporting organisations, Abbots Wood Day Service, based in Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, has successfully raised nearly £3500 to enable them to purchase a state-of-the-art wheelchair tandem cycle which will allow wheelchair users to experience the feeling of cycling for the very first time. Helen Fokianou of Abbots Wood explains where it all started. “We were fortunate to host […]
  • Free Special Olympics taster sessions across Shropshire

    By Suzy O'Shea on August 24, 2018
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    A series of free taster sessions are being held throughout September to raise the profile of the county’s new Special Olympics network. The scheme, which covers the whole of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, provides a pathway for people with learning disabilities to take part in a range of activities – and potentially play in regional or national competitions. Jessica […]
  • New classes launched to help maintain balance and strength

    By Suzy O'Shea on August 15, 2018
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    A new series of exercise classes are being launched across Shropshire to help older people maintain their independence and mobility in later life. The Elevate project is aimed at people aged 65 and above who want to improve their strength and balance, but in a friendly, social setting with time for a cup of tea too! County sports partnership Energize […]
  • Free family treasure hunt returns to Telford Town Park

    By Suzy O'Shea on August 1, 2018
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    An award-winning active adventure game has returned to Telford Town Park to provide free family-friendly fun during the school holidays. The Go Wild Active Adventure scheme is a treasure hunt-style game played via a mobile phone app and is running until September 10, with a selection of prizes up for grabs. To take part, families simply have to download the Mobile […]
  • Make tennis your sport this summer

    By Suzy O'Shea on July 16, 2018
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    With summer in full swing there has never been a better time for people across the country to pick up a tennis racket and get active, and with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) offering a whole host of ways in which to get on court in your local area, there’s no excuse not to take part this summer! Whether you […]
  • 100% satisfaction at latest School Games finals day

    By Suzy O'Shea on July 11, 2018
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    East Shropshire’s primary schools regained their area title at the end of another successful Shropshire Homes School Sport Festival. More than 630 pupils, from primary schools across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, took part in the annual summer festival at Sundorne Sports Village in Shrewsbury. The event, part of the School Games programme, included a wide range of activities including […]
  • Pledges pour in after successful strategy launch

    By Suzy O'Shea on June 27, 2018
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    The new ‘actively improving lives’ strategy launched by Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin’s county sports partnership has triggered a host of exciting partnership opportunities. Energize unveiled its new plans for tackling inactivity to an audience of invited guests at Enginuity, in the Ironbridge Gorge, appealing for them to offer their support . . . and the pledges came pouring in. […]
  • Double delight for Shropshire primary schools

    By Suzy O'Shea on June 19, 2018
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    Two Shropshire primary schools have been recognised for their creative and innovative ways of boosting sport and physical activity. Grange Park in Telford, and St Laurence’s in Ludlow, are the two county winners of the Primary PE & School Sport Premium Awards for 2018.   The awards are designed to recognise schools which are making creative use of the grant […]