The benefits of sport participation and physical activity in schools

This powerful new research shows the importance of young people taking part in sport and physical activity at school, and crucially continuing to take part throughout exam season.

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10 Nov 2020

Government guidance on extra-curricular sport during lockdown – 10 November update

Joint statement from Youth Sport Trust, Sport & Recreation Alliance, ukactive and Association for Physical Education.

06 Nov 2020

Youth Sport Trust welcomes continuation of PE and school sport during lockdown

The Youth Sport Trust has today welcomed clarification from Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden that extra-curricular sport can continue during the national lockdown in England.

04 Nov 2020

Government urged to clarify lockdown school sport guidance

The Youth Sport Trust says schools should be encouraged and supported to provide after-school sport and warns new guidelines risk causing confusion.

03 Nov 2020

Sky Sports support charity’s 25th birthday awards to celebrate young people in sport

Young people, families, schools and community groups have been recognised for helping to change lives through sport at a charity’s special awards ceremony.

02 Nov 2020

Charity responds to clamp down on children’s sport through lockdown

Following the Prime Minister speaking in the Houses of Parliament about England's looming lockdown, latest regulations have banned youth and school sport.

02 Nov 2020

More online support for PE teachers as charity supports Oak National Academy

Children’s sport charity, the Youth Sport Trust, has been tasked with developing Key Stage 3 resources and online lesson plans for PE.

26 Oct 2020

How This Girl Can… Create Change! with the help of fantastic resources

While the world may feel very different now compared to January 2020, the ambition of building the next generation of change makers through sport is no different than nine months ago for the Youth Sport Trust (YST).

23 Oct 2020

Sports stars say teacher confidence key to getting primary PE right

Over the next few weeks, every primary school in England will receive the first instalment of a £320 million government grant, now in its seventh year, which significantly extends the resourcing for Physical Education and Sport.

22 Oct 2020

Wellbeing and location most important factors for parents choosing a school

New research commissioned by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and carried out by YouGov reveals an appetite among UK parents to hear more from schools about what they are doing to support children’s wellbeing.

20 Oct 2020

Free trial and webinars from Teach Active

Take a tour around the benefits of the Teach Active platform from the comfort of your own desk.

09 Oct 2020

Team YST recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Youth Sport Trust CEO Ali Oliver and Head of Sport Ellen Falkner have both been awarded MBEs.

06 Oct 2020

Children with SEND try para-sports through major sport programme

Thousands of children with and without special educational needs (SEND) have been supported to experience PE and school sport thanks to a consortium of organisations led by the Youth Sport Trust and The Department for Education (DfE).