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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28 Jul 2020

Dr Radha joins charity to champion sport as tool for wellbeing

BBC Radio 1’s daytime show medical expert and NHS GP, Dr Radha says it is important young people know sport is for them.

27 Jul 2020

Charity responds to new strategy on obesity

The Youth Sport Trust has welcomed the Government’s commitment to improving the nation’s health as it launches new strategy and ‘Better Health’ campaign.

01 Jul 2020

Charity campaign helps millions connect through sport

A charity campaign to unite people through sport and help young people missing out on school sport days reached more than two million people last week.

21 Jun 2020

Charity Shares New Research on Role Sport Can Play on Boys' Mental Health

The Youth Sport Trust has published a new research report ‘What About the Boys’ which sets out the potential for sport to play a greater role in improving boys’ mental health.

19 Jun 2020

Millions of young people want to do more sport and exercise

Four million young people say they plan to do more sport and exercise as they come out of lockdown and return to school.

16 Jun 2020

Top tips to create your own virtual sports day at home

School sports days would usually be happening up and down the country this summer. But thanks to a need for social distancing, school closures and lockdown measures in light of Covid-19, young people are missing their friends and missing the sense of connection they get from enjoying sport and play.

16 Jun 2020

Head teachers hail emergence of Well Schools

Head teachers from 30 schools have committed to put wellbeing at the heart of their schools in a bid to address declining physical and emotional wellbeing in classrooms across the country.

11 Jun 2020

Government urged to confirm Primary PE & Sport Premium for 2020/21

The Youth Sport Trust has today written an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education to ask for urgent clarity on the continuation of the primary PE & Sport Premium.

11 Jun 2020

Virtual competitions to prevent children missing out on school sport

Pandemic has helped school sport sector move online, giving greater flexibility for young people to participate in exam seasons and during winter months.

05 Jun 2020

Charity wins award for inclusive culture in the workplace

As we celebrate Pride month, the Youth Sport Trust is pleased to receive an award for creating one of the most inclusive cultures in the workplace in Britain.

04 Jun 2020

YST Statement: Every young person should be able to grow up in an inclusive world

Children's charity releases statement for young people around the world reinforcing its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

02 Jun 2020

Charitable grant will help address digital disadvantage

Children who do not currently have access to laptops and tablets will now be able to study remotely, improve their digital literacy and use technology to support daily physical activity thanks to a donation of iPads to schools.