Parliamentary candidate pledge

The Youth Sport Trust believes children and young people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing are in crisis and require immediate, urgent action.

Our manifesto for action – shaped by leading voices from education, sport, physical activity and health and wellbeing and launched with our National School Sport Champion Sir Mo Farah CBE earlier this year – sets out the policy changes we believe necessary to unlock the potential of physical activity to develop happier, healthier, more successful children.

To help turn these proposals into action, we need to build a cross-party movement of advocates within Parliament. We want to see a focus on increasing children and young people’s physical activity levels as part of a broader prioritisation of their physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Our candidate pledge provides Parliamentary candidates with an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to increasing physical activity including through PE, sport and play. Candidates are asked to commit, if elected, to:

  • Visit a school to observe or take part in a PE lesson or school sport club
  • Speak to young people about why being active is so important and barriers affecting their participation
  • Champion physical activity for children and young people in Parliament
  • Support the annual National School Sports Week each June.

By signing our pledge, you can demonstrate your commitment to unlocking the potential of physical activity to develop happier, healthier and more successful children. If you are successful in your election, the Youth Sport Trust would be delighted to support you to deliver on these commitments.

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Complete our short pledge form by pressing the 'pledge now' button.

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