School Sport Survey
Canvassing the opinions of 110,000 Welsh
schoolchildren from almost 1000 schools Sport Wales' School Sport
Survey is the largest survey of any kind of young people in the UK,
and is thought to be the largest survey of its kind in the
As well as showing that the numbers of young people taking part
in sport or physical activity three or more times a week has risen
from 27% in 2011 to 40% in 2013, the survey also revealed:
- 92% of children enjoy physical education
- Boys (44%) were still more likely than girls (36%) to regularly
participate in sport and physical activity, though the figures for
both have increased, the gap remains static
- Making sport and physical activity enjoyable and fun is
critical to boosting participation by children and young
- School is the most important place in which children learn the
competence and confidence to participate in physical activity
You can view the full data tables on our Statistics
We have produced a range of infographics to communicate the
findings of the survey.
We have also developed a number of infographics based on:
Why is the School Sport Survey so important?
Teachers, sports staff and pupils think the School Sport Survey
plays a vital role in planning future sports opportunities in
Wales. Check out just a few of their thoughts on this film.