21st March 2003 at 00:00

The British Association of Advisers and Lecturers in PE is holding a conference at Keele Conference Park, Staffordshire, on July 3 and 4. Topics will include professionals' role in delivering the Government's sport and physical activity strategy, how teachers and coaches can use thinking skills to improve motivation and how PE creates opportunities. Residential fee pound;335, pound;300 members. Day rates available. Tel: 01245 328777 Email:

The Physical Education Association of UK's annual conference will be at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, Birmingham, on June 21. It will explore best practice research scholarships under the themes "continuity and progression" and "assessment for learning". The programme includes presentations, workshops and the launch of PEAUK's Observing Children Moving materials.

Tel: 0118 931 6240 Email:


Free days of tennis will be on offer at more than 1,100 venues between March 29 and September 28 through the Lawn Tennis Association's "play tennis" scheme. All LTA affiliated clubs and centres have been invited to open their doors.

Tel: 020 7381 7111

Sport increases children's confidence and promotes respect for self and others. To promote good team spirit, primary schools are invited to organise a fair play day during the week beginning June 30 and at the same time raise funds for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's full stop campaign. Prizes include a visit from top sporting personalities such as footballer Trevor Sinclair and a fair play shield. A teachers' activity pack has been produced by the Youth Sport Trust.

NSPCC Fair Play Pack, Freepost RR59, Rochester, Kent ME2 4BR Tel: 0800 389 9258



Schools are supplied with professional quality kit through the Kit4schools project set up by former England footballer John Scales. The scheme is supported by a number of companies including PlayStation, Sport Business and LG Electronics. Schools register their details and can track the highs and lows of their favourite teams and submit match reports and pictures.

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