Physical Activity

How we are achieving our mission to improve the physical activity levels of all children and young people through the power of PE and school sport
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In the 2015/16 academic year to date (Sep-Mar) the Youth Sport Trust's impact in this area has been:

  • 78% of girl leaders, as a result of the Girls Active Camp, reported liking physical activity either a lot or a bit more

  • Since participating in My Personal Best 65% of teachers felt that pupils’ engagement in PE lessons, enjoyment of physical activity (57%), participation in physical activity (55%) & behaviour in PE lessons (53%) had improved

  • 86% of young people who attended the Inclusive Futures Camp agreed they are more likely to participate in sports and physical activity in the future

  • As a result of using a Start to Move approach children engaged in 11% more moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), plus a 9% decrease in sedentary behaviours. Furthermore there was a 22% increase in movement competence for children with the lowest  levels of Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) following a Start to Move approach


For further information, please contact:

Knowledge and Evaluation team