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Relay - young people links 15 July 2014

15 July 2014

Updates from the young people section of the latest Relay newsletter. You can sign up to get Relay in your email.

Game On Scotland case studies – 2014 Game on Scotland is the official education programme of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and its legacy. It aims to provide inspiration and learning and teaching opportunities related to Glasgow 2014. These case studies use the Games as a context for learning. (Game On Scotland) Commonwealth Games resilience – 2014 This teaching resource takes young people behind the scenes of the Games, revealing some of the challenges that planners deal with. (British Red Cross) Everyone deserves a sporting chance – 3 Jul 2014 Making sport available to all and not just the elite is the aim two of the newest members of Sport-Scotland's Young People's Sport Panel. Their opinions will help influence and shape the future of sport in Scotland. (Evening Times) Performance Coach Advance Programme launched – 23 Jun 2014 This programme aims to improve the quality of coaches working with talented pre-elite 15-21-year-old athletes. It has been launched by Sport New Zealand in partnership with national and regional sport organisations and regional sport trusts. (Sport New Zealand) Christchurch Youth Wellbeing Survey results highlight areas of need – 26 Jun 2014 Christchurch young people's recovery needs are outlined in the results of the 2013 Youth Wellbeing Survey (PDF). Loss of sports and recreation facilities is the second most likely issue to still be having a moderate or major negative impact on young people’s everyday lives. (Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority) Give girls a voice or risk putting them off PE and sport for life, warns Youth Sport Trust – 26 Jun 2014 Schools risk putting girls off PE and sport for life if they don't give them a voice in how the subject should be delivered. This is one of the findings of Girls Active (PDF), a one-year pilot programme in British schools investigating how to make sport appealing to girls. (Youth Sport Trust) Active After School case study – 18 Mar 2014 (PDF) This Canadian publication outlines key learnings and best practice from a mentoring project designed to increase female participation in physical activity, teach fundamental movement skills and build a foundation for life-long participation. (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity) Women, sports, and development: does it pay to let girls play? – March 2014 (PDF) This policy brief reviews the evidence that young women and youth in general who participate in sports are more likely to attain educational success and that girls who play sports do better in school, suffer fewer health problems and achieve more in areas dominated by men. (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

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