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Ian Holmes

Ian Holmes is a former head teacher who ensured physical activity and its related benefits sat at the heart of the school’s culture and ethos. He is passionate about supporting schools to embrace a whole school approach to physical activity and well-being in order to improve physical activity habits, attitudes and behaviours. He is currently working for the University of Bradford, ensuring research and practice are brought together in the implementation of the Creating Active Schools programmes at local, regional and national levels.

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When You’ve Passed Through All the Lies

March 10 2021

  If you’re lucky enough to live long enough, you get to an age when you realise you are going to die. When you’re younger, you think you know that, of course you do, but you don’t, not really. With this realisation, living long enough, you get to understand that the great prize is being […]

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Another not-going-anywhere day …

February 07 2021

  Another chill, dull, not-going-anywhere Sunday. Stuck and boring, nothing being achieved, nothing worth achieving. And then, by mid-afternoon, snow. Silent, drifting, changing the landscape utterly, its brightness lifting the spirits. A miracle of snow.  I didn’t make it come. It just came. I  watched it though, and it made me smile. Sometimes, the present […]

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