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.

Latest news

BLOG: Social research during COVID-19

Our Research and Insight team discuss the opportunities and challenges of social research during the pandemic.
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BLOG: How can we help children stay motivated to move this summer?

Play Day. A national day to have fun, yes, but deeper than that it highlights a child’s basic right and need to play, blogs Chris Wright to mark the national awareness day on 5 August.
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Dr Radha joins charity to champion sport as tool for wellbeing

Broadcaster, doctor and campaigner, Dr Radha Modgil is donning her trainers and championing the role of sport and physical activity for young people’s wellbeing.
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Charity responds to new strategy on obesity

The Youth Sport Trust has welcomed the Government’s commitment to improving the nation’s health as it launches new strategy and ‘Better Health’ campaign.
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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.