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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27 May 2020

Sport Sector Unites for National School Sport Week At Home

National Governing Bodies and organisations of sport have pledged their support to a children’s charity’s campaign which aims to reinvent school sport days at home for children across the country this June.

20 May 2020

Children won't miss out on school sports days as charity announces virtual week of competition

Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports team up to unite the country through sport this summer for National School Sport Week At Home.

17 Apr 2020

Charity responds to new evidence showing pupil mental health crisis

The Youth Sport Trust says getting active is key to tackling declining mental wellbeing.

15 Apr 2020

Sport England publish findings of physical activity survey

Research carried out earlier this month has demonstrated the growing importance being placed on physical activity during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

06 Apr 2020

Covid-19 Response: A message from our CEO

How the Youth Sport Trust is adapting to the challenges presented by Covid-19.

03 Apr 2020

Pillow passes and makeshift skipping ropes help over 43,100 kids keep active at home

Free resources help children keep moving, access PE and develop physical literacy during COVID-19 lockdown.

25 Mar 2020

Intergenerational physical activity inspires kindness amid Coronavirus

Children send ‘activity isolation packs’ to their elderly activity buddies.

17 Mar 2020

Important update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Amid the developing Coronavirus situation, the Youth Sport Trust has released important information surrounding its events and mass gatherings.

11 Mar 2020

Budget announcement confirms funding for Primary PE

The Budget announcement delivered by the Chancellor today has set out funding commitments to support primary PE teaching and improve the use of school sport facilities, while updating the School Sport and Activity Action Plan.

28 Feb 2020

Charity celebrates 25th anniversary at annual conference

The power of sport can make those on the outskirts of society no longer feel alone… this was one of the most resonant messages from yesterday’s Youth Sport Trust 25th Anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner.

27 Feb 2020

Parents say wellbeing in school is more important than academic results

New research, carried out by YouGov for the Youth Sport Trust, reveals parents’ appetite for schools to focus on young people’s physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing.

25 Feb 2020

Marmot2020 highlights the need to tackle inequality through sport

Our response to the publication of #Marmot2020, The Marmot Review 10 Years On.