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February's News In Brief

Badminton Petition Statement

Badminton is one of eight sports that is appealing to UK Sport to reconsider its funding commitment for the next four years in the lead up to Tokyo 2020. These appeals are due to be heard during February. If you are interested in supporting the Badminton open petition, please click here to find out more!

Fit For Sport Launches measuring tool to Tackle Inactivity

Children’s activity levels at school can now be monitored after the launch of an online measuring tool designed to tackle obesity.

The Healthy Active Schools System (HASS) has been created by children’s activity provider Fit For Sport and is available to primary schools so they can track, monitor and evaluate fitness levels, and report on them. The tool:

- records physical activity and promotes pupil wellbeing for OFSTED

- tracks PE and sport premium spend and creates reports to show how the money has been used and the impact it has had - shows which pupils and classes are achieving 30 minutes of physical activity each day at school

- monitors and records pupils’ ability to swim 5m to 50m - provides access to resources to help plan safe, structured and fun activities for PE and school activities

- records data that can be used to assist writing school sport reports for parents - tracks school sport participation at Level 1 and Level 2 competition

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Christine Ohuruogu inspired exercise medicine physicians

Dr Bhavesh Kumar ISEH Consultant Physician in Sport & Exercise Medicine recently hosted ‘What makes a successful Olympic medical team?’ at the ISEH as Patron of the UCL Sports and Exercise Medicine section.
Faced with a decision of whether to go mingle with the who’s who of elite sport at the Premiere of ‘I am Bolt’, or an arguably less glitzy albeit unique forum on ‘What makes a successful Olympic medical team?’, Olympic Gold medalist and UCL alumni Christine Ohuruogu humbly chose the stripes of the Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH) over the red carpet of Leicester Square.