A new film created by YST for its annual National School Sport Week campaign showed how PE and school sport help young people to experience the five widely-recognised ways to wellbeing: being active, connecting, giving back, taking notice and learning.
It has been listed in the 2019 Charity Film Awards and the charity is asking schools, teachers and young people that it works with to get voting in a bid to recognise the importance of PE and school sport for young people.
Too many young people are struggling with issues that a good quality physical education could support them with. But four in five young people aren’t active enough and time for PE is being squeezed from the curriculum. During YST National School Sport Week in June this year, the charity urged like-minded schools, teachers, parents, young people and others to join together and show why PE and sport have an essential role to play in every young person’s development.
YST Chief Executive Ali Oliver said:
We’ve seen a worrying trend in recent years of a decline in young people’s physical activity, and a squeeze on time allocated to good quality Physical Education. With our research showing that most people do not know how much physical activity children should be aiming for, it has never been more important to raise awareness of why this is so important.
Our work with schools across the country all year round shows the power of sport and play to improve young people’s confidence, tackle stress and equip them with the skills to succeed in life. It was great to see so many schools and organisations join together for YST National School Sport Week to champion the vital importance of PE, school sport and physical activity for every young person. Thank you to all of the schools and partners for making the week such a huge celebration of the positive power of sport for good.
Voting for the Charity Film Awards is now open and will close on Sunday December 1. You can vote for the video in the Charity Film Awards by visiting www.charityfilmawards.com/videos/yst-national-school-sport-week-2019