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 May 2021

Programme inspires next generation of inclusive sport leaders and Paralympians ahead of Tokyo 2020

A ‘lifechanging’ three-year Government programme for young people with and without Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) has given 25,997 participants the opportunity to access inclusive school swimming and water safety resources, experience para sports as part of fun festivals, and learn new skills.

28 Apr 2021

Charity campaign aims for biggest ever week of school sports days this summer

The Youth Sport Trust is asking schools, teachers, parents, and organisations across the UK to get behind a national summer of school sports days after a year in which young people had their worlds turned upside down.

19 Apr 2021

Activity hub to help children achieve 60 minutes a day is launched

A new Active Recovery Hub is launching to provide schools, local authorities, and families with easy access to free resources to get children moving before, during and after the school day.

07 Apr 2021

Youth Sport Trust partners with NEXA Properties

The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with NEXA Properties, which will see physical activity and wellbeing opportunities and resources provided for schools local to their offices in England and Wales.

30 Mar 2021

Youth Sport Trust announces free support to help teachers plan summer schools

The Department for Education has today published guidance for secondary schools to help progress their plans for summer schools. £200 million of funding will be distributed to secondary schools to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, whose education has suffered most during the pandemic.

26 Mar 2021

Charity teams up with Chance to Shine

The two organisations will work together to give young people the chance to develop the experience, skills and confidence that come hand in hand with an active lifestyle.

12 Mar 2021

Parents want wellbeing prioritised in schools as pandemic hits home

New research shows parents have seen a decline in their children's wellbeing.

08 Mar 2021

Open letter to children marks return to school

More than 400 schools and partners have signed up to a letter coordinated by Well Schools.

05 Mar 2021

Majority of parents say their children are less active than before lockdown

Ahead of schools’ return, our new research finds parents want to see young people active every day.

22 Feb 2021

Government confirms return of school sport

Our response to the lockdown exit roadmap.

05 Feb 2021

Charity welcomes new funding for school sport facilities

The sports facilities funding will be distributed through Sport England and their county level networks, Active Partnerships, who will work with local schools to identify who are most in need. Schools in disadvantaged areas, or areas with high inactivity among children, will also be given the opportunity to bid for funding.

01 Feb 2021

Charity unleashes power of sport for children’s minds with free resources

Children’s Mental Health Week (1 to 7 February 2021).