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Source: Sport England  09/01/2023

https://www.sportengland.org/news/help-us-build-understanding-physical-literacy

Physical literacy is the foundation of movement, which is why Sport England are helping organisations working with children and young people to understand what it means and why it matters. 

The research shows that physically literate children are twice as likely to be active, have higher levels of mental wellbeing and feel their experiences are more positive. 

There are currently man

Source: Women In Sport   December 2022

https://womeninsport.org/press-release/girls-sporting-lives-stagnant-despite-the-glory-of-the-lionesses-action-is-needed-to-close-the-gender-gap/

The latest Sport England Active Lives Children and Young People 2021-22 survey records some positive headlines. Overall activity levels for children and young people appear to be returning to pre-pandemic levels. However, it is a rise in activity levels among 7-16 year-old boys that is driving the increase, with g

Source:Sport England.org    08th December 2022

https://www.sportengland.org/news/childrens-activity-levels-recover-pre-pandemic-levels

Children and young people’s activity levels overall have recovered to pre-pandemic levels, with 47% of children meeting the Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines of taking part in an average of 60 minutes or more of sport and physical activity a day. 

The figures are an encouraging step in the right direction but also a reminder there is much more to do so that as m

Source: Gloucestershire Gov.UK     October 2022

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2119227/exercise-children-young-people-2022.pdf

Introduction
Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing; regular exercise can strengthen the heart, improve blood circulation, tone muscles, and enhance flexibility.

Research also shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing risk of stress, and clinical depression.
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Physical activity lowered the risk of obesity. Children who were obese had functional limitations compared with healthy-weight children, but both groups enjoyed physical activity equally. Future studies are needed to determine barriers to participation among these children in recreation and sporting activities. Source: NCBI, October 2016
BBS are pleased to announce the expansion of First Steps across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. First Steps is a project conceived by British Blind Sport to empower and encourage children between the ages of 3 – 11 years old with a visual impairment to develop their early developmental movement skills and to become physically active. Source: British Blind Sport
This paper summarises key evidence relating to the impact of Covid-19 on children and young people. With an ever-changing landscape, limited ability to hear directly from children and with a narrow window for data capture, this document is “of the moment”, condensing the latest quantitative evidence from a range of external sources. Source: Youth Sport Trust, June 2020
By April, 2020, over 90% of the world's students were unable to physically attend school. Closures intended to slow the pandemic's spread have been controversial and distinctly double-edged.Children and adolescents should be involved in the rebuilding at every step and allowed to decide whether Gen C will stand for something more than coronavirus. Source: The Lancet, June 2020