TEXT GOES HERE YST Impact Report Launch

More than 630,000 children supported to have better wellbeing through sport and play.

Headline figures

TEXT GOES HERE YST Conference

Our much anticipated anniversary conference focuses on human skills in the digital age and what it means to be a well school.

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TEXT GOES HERE Active Across Ages

We have developed an action-based research project which uses physical activity as the catalyst to bring generations together.

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TEXT GOES HERE USA 2020 Challenge

Schools can sign up to receive FREE education resources whilst supporting 401 marathon runner Ben Smith on his new challenge.

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Catch up on last month's highlights The YST Podcast

The YST Podcast is here! Find us here or on Spotify, iTunes, Acast, or wherever you get your podcasts from.

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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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School Girls Empowered to Become Campaigners for PE

New resources are being rolled out to girls in secondary schools as part of a campaign to empower them to get their peers active.
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More than 630,000 children supported to have better wellbeing through sport & play

The Youth Sport Trust (YST) has today revealed through its annual Impact report that it helped 630,000 young people benefit from training and opportunities to participate in high, quality inclusive sport and play last year.
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Children’s charity joins forces with parents’ advisory group to improve sport for young people

The Youth Sport Trust has partnered with Working with Parents in Sport (WWPIS) to provide children with the best possible sporting experiences, through supporting parents, coaches and other organisations.
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Sport and play has key role in building next generation of empathetic leaders

Empathy Week will take place between 24-28 February 2020 and is a free resource which includes films, lesson plans, a teacher’s guide and student worksheets
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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.