CONFERENCES AND COURSES
"Working together for every child: meeting the challenge" is the theme of the Physical Education Association of the UK's annual conference. Co-organised by the British Association of Advisers and Lecturers in PE, it will take place at Keele Conference Park, July 6-9.
PEAUK and Baalpe are also teaming up with Ofsted for a conference at University College Worcester on July 14.
Tel: 0118 378 6240
"Fit for the Future", a conference for education professionals organised by the British Nutrition Foundation and Education Horizons, is being held at Chelsea Football Club, Fulham, London SW10, April 26. It will focus on a whole school approach to healthier eating and physical activity. Speakers include Professor Ken Fox, research fellow, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, Bristol University. An optional tour of Chelsea Football Club is included.
Tel: 020 8863 1243020 8901 3714
The TOP Link initiative, part of the Youth Sport Trust's "Step into Sport" programme, encourages secondary students to organise and run summer festivals of sport or dance for partner primary or special schools. In February and March each year, 600 higher education students run 18 conferences at universities to show 14 to 16 year-olds how to organise the festivals. Continuing until March 2006, Step into Sport is designed to recruit, train, deploy and support young sports leaders.
Tel: 01509 226600
Bath University has introduced a new foundation degree in sports performance, particularly aimed at young people who missed out on degree-level study because they were focusing on achieving their own sporting goals. The university's world-class facilities include an indoor running track, a 50-metre swimming pool and a fitness suite that have been used by Olympic athletes. The two-year full-time course begins in September and a three-year part-time version in January.
Tel: 01225 388388
Members of the public are invited to take part in the Kellogg's Corn Flakes Great Walk during the period April 28 to September 18. Between those dates, Karen Churches, aged 38, will walk from John O'Groats to Land's End, including walks from Belfast to Dublin and around the Republic of Ireland, encouraging the nation to get active. Adults and children can join a series of 10km (six-mile) sponsored walking events in towns and cities along the route to raise funds for their chosen charities or accredited school projects. The initiative is supported by ITV's Britain on the Move and TV2 in the Republic of Ireland. Contact Elizabeth Ayto.
Tel: 020 7229 6610