Less than one in five young people (between the ages of 5-15) are moving for 60 minutes every day. It’s important to build positive attitudes around physical activity early in life to act as the foundation for a healthy life. Families, particularly parents and care-givers, play a big role in shaping children’s attitudes and behaviours toward physical activity. Here you will find the latest research related to the physical activity and sport levels, motivations and barriers of children and young people.
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45.2% of children and young people are now achieving an average of 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Whilst more than three in ten are failing to achieve 30 minutes of activity a day.
The latest research has found the rates of probable mental disorders have increased since 2017. In 2020, one in six children aged 5 to 16 years were identified as having a probable mental disorder up from one in nine in 2017.
With schools closing their doors to the vast majority of pupils in March there has been major disruptions to the lives of children and young people. The latest research from the Youth Sport Trust has examined the role PE has to play in the return to school.
The latest research from the Youth Sport Trust has highlighted the wide ranging ramifications that Covid-19 and the associated restrictions have had on children and young people.
Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown has had a profound effect on daily life and the latest research from Sport England explores the impact on children and young people.