Children and Young People Active Lives Survey

Active Lives Children and Young People Survey gives anyone working with children aged 5-16 key insight to help understand children's attitudes and behaviours around sport and physical activity.

Understanding young people’s attitudes and behaviours towards physical activity is important for us to be able to shape opportunities for them to be active. Last year’s survey found that 6 in 10 Children and young people in Greater Manchester are not active enough and we are committed to changing this.

How does it work?

It’s a national survey commissioned by Sport England and provides a world leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity which GreaterSport leads on in Greater Manchester.

There are approximately eight schools per borough chosen per term to take part in the Active Lives CYP Survey. These schools will be contacted by GreaterSport with information on how to complete the survey, the incentives for completing the survey and a letter from Mayor Andy Burnham thanking schools for supporting the survey and encouraging them to take part.

Each school that has been selected has had three year groups randomly chosen to complete the survey. These will be sent to the school with their initial email saying they have been selected. From these three year groups, one class from each year group needs to be randomly selected. This is done in partnership with the School Teacher and GreaterSport.

There is an option to opt your school into the Active Lives CYP Survey and the Healthy Schools Rating Scheme, if you would like your school to take part but you have not been selected as part of the random selection please use the opt in link below.

Opt my school in

View the findings from the 2017/18 Children and Young People Active Lives Survey here