Sport England release new Active Lives Statistics for Children and Young People
Posted: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 13:01
Sport England has just released the national 'attitudinal' statistics about the Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People. These provide the richest evidence yet on the factors that positively influence children and young people's activity levels.
The release comes at a crucial time, given the imminent release of the Government's School Sport Action plan, its prevention green paper, and the plans to use physical activity to integrate communities and reduce childhood obesity.
Active Lives provides comprehensive insight into how children in England are taking part in sport and physical activity both in and out of school drawing on the views of 130,000 children and young people.
The 5 key findings are:
- Physically literate children are more likely to be active.
- Enjoyment is the biggest driver of activity levels.
- Children who have all five elements of physical literacy are happier, more resilient and more trusting of other children and young people.
- Physical literacy decreases with age, particularly when children reach their teenage years.
- There are important inequalities that must be tackled.
Sport England Recommendations:
- Take action - consider how we can act on these findings, both individually and collectively.
- Best practise inspires others - please share your views using the hashtag: #activeliveschildren.