New research finds physical activity in schools worth between £4.5bn and £9bn in wellbeing benefits.

Free to access school sport and physical activity is most valuable to those who are least likely to access it outside of the school environment, including children who are disabled or receiving free school meals.

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10 Aug 2021

Charity announces return of UK's biggest multi-sport event for school-aged athletes

As the dust settles on the Tokyo Olympics, children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has announced the return of The School Games National Finals, the UK’s biggest youth multi-sport event, next month after a three-year hiatus.

29 Jul 2021

Charity responds to new report on community sport and getting children active again

A report published by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee today (Thursday 29 July) has called on government to launch a nationwide campaign to get children active. Read the Youth Sport Trust's response.

25 Jun 2021

Hundreds of thousands enjoy week-long celebration of school sport

National School Sport Week 2021: The highlights

22 Jun 2021

Children pause lessons to play for National School Sport Week 2021

Broadcaster Leah Boleto has joined forces with YST to call for young people to get outdoors and get active for #NSSW2021

19 Jun 2021

Ready, set... school sports days are go for National School Sport Week 2021!

Thousands of schools, organisations, families and communities getting active for National School Sport Week: Together Again

17 Jun 2021

Primary PE and Sport Premium confirmed for 2021/22

The Department for Education has today (17 June) confirmed that the primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for the next academic year (2021/22).

10 Jun 2021

Youth Sport Trust & sport sector seek urgent clarity on the continuation of primary PE funding

An open letter to Education Secretary, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, has been published today calling for confirmation that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for 2021/22. It comes with just a few weeks left of the summer term.

08 Jun 2021

Charity addresses young people's appetite to coach peers with virtual event

New research from the Youth Sport Trust has been released ahead of a pioneering virtual event to support young people to develop their coaching and leadership skills to get their peers active.

07 Jun 2021

School sports days are back! More than 1,000 events planned to take place this month

Schools across the country are coming together to celebrate a week of fun, play and sport. 

24 May 2021

YST announce new partnership with Playinnovation

The playground equipment supplier produces a range of fun and engaging indoor and outdoor Educational Target Games for schools, designed alongside Olympians, PE instructors and sport specialists.

24 May 2021

Sports stars unite to get children active this summer

To combat concerns around a decline in sport and physical activity, British sporting stars have come together to encourage children to get active this summer.

20 May 2021

Charlie Mackesy and the nation's schools come together to build a national Thank You Day card

Charlie Mackesy, author and illustrator of much-loved book The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse has come together with the nation’s schools and the Together Coalition to create a nation-wide Thank You card.