29 Nov 2023
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.Find Out More
10 May 2022
Sport England confirms long-term ‘system partner’ funding for the Youth Sport Trust
The Youth Sport Trust is amongst a group of over 120 organisations working in partnership with Sport England to level up access to sport and physical activity across the country.
05 May 2022
Charity campaign aims to get 1 million children doing school sport
The Youth Sport Trust is asking teachers, parents, and organisations across the UK to help every child to find a place to belong on National School Sport Week this summer.
28 Mar 2022
Schools White Paper ‘a missed opportunity’ to recognise crucial role of play and sport
The Youth Sport Trust and its Headteacher Ambassadors have responded to the Government’s new Schools White Paper, following its publication today (28 March 2022) by the Department for Education.
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.