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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24 Sep 2020

Children return to PE with low levels of physical fitness

New research released today by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has recorded teacher’s accounts of what a return to PE and sport in schools across the UK looks like following six months of closures.

11 Sep 2020

Youth Sport Trust launches new partnership with Decathlon, the world’s largest sporting retailer

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with Decathlon, the world’s largest sporting retailer, ahead of the 2020/21 academic year.

02 Sep 2020

Children’s charity and local authorities working together to support young people’s wellbeing over summer holidays

Youth Sport Trust has worked closely with Suffolk County Council over the summer holidays.

17 Aug 2020

Sport and PE vital to wellbeing when schools return

Children's charity responds to Government's Wellbeing for Education Return programme.

28 Jul 2020

Dr Radha joins charity to champion sport as tool for wellbeing

BBC Radio 1’s daytime show medical expert and NHS GP, Dr Radha says it is important young people know sport is for them.

27 Jul 2020

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.

01 Jul 2020

Charity campaign helps millions connect through sport

A charity campaign to unite people through sport and help young people missing out on school sport days reached more than two million people last week.

21 Jun 2020

Charity Shares New Research on Role Sport Can Play on Boys' Mental Health

The Youth Sport Trust has published a new research report ‘What About the Boys’ which sets out the potential for sport to play a greater role in improving boys’ mental health.

19 Jun 2020

Millions of young people want to do more sport and exercise

Four million young people say they plan to do more sport and exercise as they come out of lockdown and return to school.

16 Jun 2020

Top tips to create your own virtual sports day at home

School sports days would usually be happening up and down the country this summer. But thanks to a need for social distancing, school closures and lockdown measures in light of Covid-19, young people are missing their friends and missing the sense of connection they get from enjoying sport and play.

16 Jun 2020

Head teachers hail emergence of Well Schools

Head teachers from 30 schools have committed to put wellbeing at the heart of their schools in a bid to address declining physical and emotional wellbeing in classrooms across the country.

11 Jun 2020

Government urged to confirm Primary PE & Sport Premium for 2020/21

The Youth Sport Trust has today written an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education to ask for urgent clarity on the continuation of the primary PE & Sport Premium.