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 Dec 2019

Joanna Adams joins the board of the Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to confirm that Joanna Adams has been appointed to its Board of Trustees.

09 Dec 2019

Charity among first in Leics to be awarded inclusive status

Loughborough-based children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has been awarded with a Disability Confident Leader status - and is the second organisation in Leicestershire to achieve the inclusive recognition.

05 Dec 2019

New data showing over 2 million children inactive is 'unacceptable' says charity

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has responded to new research showing that levels of physical activity among young people are increasing - but still ‘unacceptably’ low in schools.

29 Nov 2019

'Young voices can be ignored no longer' say more than 140 children's organisations

Today, the Youth Sport Trust supports an open letter led by the National Children's Bureau to call on the major political parties to put children and young people at the heart of their campaigns and set out how they will tackle the issues children care about.

25 Nov 2019

Dubois revealed as BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

18-year-old Dubois took the title from the final three shortlisted including skateboarder Sky Brown and world taekwondo medallist Aaliyah Powell.

19 Nov 2019

An open letter to all political party leaders

Read the open letter addressed to leaders of all the main UK political parties. The letter calls for investment in teacher training and school sport facilities among ensuring every young person enjoys 60 minutes of sport and physical activity every day.

04 Nov 2019

Disney storytelling to get the nation’s girls physically active

The FA’s Shooting Stars initiative launches today in 1,200 primary schools across England to inspire girls to get active and learn the fundamentals of football.

01 Nov 2019

Kimberly Wyatt Announced as Girls Active Ambassador and Judge

The former Pussycat Doll star has been involved in the judging process for this years’ awards along with numerous other ambassadors and influencers in the world of sport.

31 Oct 2019

Teacher confidence and capacity to deliver PE improved with £320m funding

As new guidance on the primary PE & Sport Premium is published, primary schools across England are sharing details of how they are improving PE and teachers’ confidence to deliver through a £320m government spending commitment.

30 Oct 2019

Charity praises new report looking at impact of physical activity on young people's wellbeing

A new report published by The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood today hopes to raise awareness of the importance of movement for children’s wellbeing.

23 Oct 2019

Birmingham school says programme has helped it to become best version of itself

Birmingham Connect is being delivered with support from Inspire Activity Ltd, Culture Central and Birmingham Education Partnership. It is funded by Sport England and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as part of the Integrated Communities Innovation Fund (ICIF).

07 Oct 2019

New app helping parents of talented young athletes

On Parents in Sport Week, the charity is raising awareness of its Performance Parent app to give parents more support in protecting children's wellbeing.