Charity welcomes Government announcement for critical school sport funding

Today the Government has announced over £600 million of ringfenced funding to support primary school physical activity and sport, alongside an additional £22 million of funding for the nationwide network of 450 School Games Organisers.

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25 Mar 2022

MPs debate making PE a core subject

MPs have debated making PE a core subject in Westminster this week. It comes as Ofsted recently released its report reviewing what good PE teaching should include.

04 Mar 2022

Children’s Commissioner says half a million children stand united in demand for more play

Speaking at the Youth Sport Trust's Annual Conference, the Children's Commissioner for England has revealed new analysis of the Big Ask which shows that the top thing children want to come out of lockdown is 'play'.

03 Mar 2022

London 2012 inspired Awards ceremony celebrates schools

Hundreds of teachers and leaders across the education and sport sector have celebrated the efforts of young people, schools and individuals over the course of the last 18 months as the Youth Sport Trust’s annual conference in Coventry begins today.

24 Feb 2022

Youth Sport Trust impact report reveals the power of sport and play to improve young lives

Young people reported feeling happier, more confident and more physically active as a result of taking part in programmes run by the Youth Sport Trust last year.

12 Jan 2022

New Government report reveals PE cut backs in schools

A new government-commissioned research report has been published today which reveals how schools responded to the impact of Covid in the last academic year.

20 Dec 2021

Sky Brown named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

Young skateboarding superstar Sky Brown has been named as this year’s BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

17 Dec 2021

More than £25k supports teaching heroes through wellbeing initiatives 

Hundreds of frontline school staff have been supported to deal with the toll of the pandemic, thanks to the generosity of the public and organisations following the Youth Sport Trust’s first ever Christmas appeal.

10 Dec 2021

Youth Sport Trust welcomes House of Lords call for national focus on physical literacy

The Youth Sport Trust has welcomed a report issued by a House of Lords committee today (Friday) which calls for a long-term, cross-government national plan for sport, health and wellbeing.

09 Dec 2021

Millions of children inactive shows pressing need to tackle a generational crisis

Research published by Sport England reveals the decline in children’s activity levels last year has not recovered, and growing inequalities in participation and physical literacy are compounding the physical, social and mental health problems facing a generation of young people.

06 Dec 2021

Boy with Tourette’s and ADHD says Inclusion 2024 giving him access to sport

A 16-year-old boy has spoken out about how he was stopped doing sport at school because of his special educational needs.

25 Nov 2021

Young people go for gold in Youth Sport Trust’s awards

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

19 Nov 2021

Youth Sport Trust is finalist at The 2021 Sports Business Awards

The Youth Sport Trust has been recognised for its response to the pandemic and living out its mission at a time of greatest need for children and young people across the UK.