Youth Sport Trust: ‘Every child has a right to access high quality PE and school sport’

YST responds to research published on Wednesday announcing that two thirds of primary age children in the UK are unfit.

In response to research published on Wednesday announcing that two thirds of primary age children in the UK are unfit, Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver said: "Research published today reiterates the need for increased activity levels among young people.

"At the Youth Sport Trust, we believe every child has a right to access high quality PE and school sport. Last week, we were pleased to see the two largest political parties pledge to improve our nations' health, education and sporting prospects with a minimum two hours of physical activity in schools per week.

"The challenge we face in confronting physical inactivity amongst young people should not be underestimated. We know that PE, school sport and physical activity improve physical health, boost mental health and build resilience, creating active habits for life. Its impact should not be underestimated."

To support the Youth Sport Trust's manifesto asks or become a School Sport Champion please click here.

The Youth Sport Trust has a range of resources and programmes aimed at helping member schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities offered at their school. More information on membership can be found here.

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