TEXT GOES HERE Impact of COVID-19 Evidence Paper Published

This paper summarises key evidence relating to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on children and young people.

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TEXT GOES HERE PE & Sport Premium Confirmed for 2020/21

Government has confirmed that primary schools in England will receive the £320 million PE & Sport Premium in 2020/21.

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TEXT GOES HERE Our COVID-19 Response

We are supporting parents and carers to keep children active whilst at home and the sector on the safe delivery of PE at school.

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TEXT GOES HERE Membership Launch

We're helping unlock the potential of young people through the power of PE, purposeful enrichment and positive wellbeing.

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TEXT GOES HERE YST Podcast

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The Youth Sport Trust is a children's charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. We have more than 20 years of expertise in pioneering new ways of using sport to improve children's wellbeing and give them a brighter future.

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Considering the Primary PE and Sport Premium

The clock struck midnight as we entered the early hours of Sunday 5 July, as a flutter of activity across social media...
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Primary school children doing PE

PE & Sport Premium announced for 2020/21

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that primary schools in England will recieve £320 million funding...
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Governing during the coronavirus crisis

YST National Manager of Targeted Interventions and Chair of Governors at a primary school, Vicci Wells, blogs about governing in these extraordinary times.
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Charity campaign helps millions connect through sport

The week-long UK campaign, which took place between 20 and 26 June, helped to bring people together through sport at an unprecedentedly challenging time for young people’s wellbeing.
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Our impact

630,000

young people benefited from training and opportunities to participate in and lead high quality inclusive sport and play in 2018/19.

18,420

schools reached through our programmes in 2018/19.

94%

of young people taking part in one of our programmes said the experienced helped them develop at least one important life skill - communication, leadership or teamwork.

89%

of teachers said a YST programme had a positive impact on young people's health and wellbeing - improving either confidence, empathy or resilience.

77%

of teachers said they had seen at least one of the following positive benefits for pupils within school - attainment, attendance or behaviour.

26,771

adults trained in 2018/19 to support PE and school sport.