School Sport Survey

The response period for the 2015 School Sport Survey has now officially closed.

Almost 116,500 children have been given the opportunity to have a say on PE, sport and physical activity opportunities as part of this latest survey.

We are now busy analysing these responses so that we can provide you with meaningful data that will help us to continue getting more children hooked on sport. Results will be published in the autumn.

We would like to say a very big thank you to all of the Local Authority workers, school staff, Young Ambassadors, Sport Leaders and parents who have been involved in helping us to provide so many children with the opportunity to have a say.

We would also like to say thank you to every young person that has taken part in the survey.  We will be working hard with our partners to ensure that your views are put to very good use.


2015 sees the return of the Sport Wales School Sport Survey and we are very excited about the opportunities that it could open up.  And we're not the only ones, below; the team at YA Cymru tell us why it's important that we all get involved again... 

In 2013 we broke records, almost 110,000 of us filled out the survey, making it the biggest study of young people's opinions in the UK ever, maybe even the world.

And apart from breaking records and showing that Wales really does want to listen to the voices of its children, we have also seen great things happening with the results from this survey.  Things which in all reality, could be life changing for many of us.

Narrative 1

 

We all need to play a part

We don't want this to stop, which is why we need you to get behind the 2015 survey.  It's simply not possible without the backing of all the schools, colleges, Heads and Principals, Teachers and Tutors, classroom support workers and of course all of those working to support the survey in the local authorities in Wales.

And this year we're inviting more young people to take part in the improved survey (check out the top improvements for 2015 infographic), as it's opened up to colleges (known as the FE Sport Survey) and sixth forms in Wales.  We're hoping that you'll join us in force.

Narrative 2

 

Don't stop, there are great things in motion

Up and down Wales, we are seeing great things happening as a result of the 2013 School Sport Survey data.

 We've seen schools giving their pupils a voice, and not only this, but then taking notice of what is being said.  There has been an explosion of sports councils created across the country, giving us the opportunity to contribute to the planning of which sports are offered at our schools.

We've also seen results highlight why some of us haven't really been enjoying PE in the past.  Small tweaks to the way things are done, such as kit changes and the introduction of new activities are seeing confidence grow and new regular participants.

Check out our top 5 reasons for getting involved here

And here are some examples of what schools in Wales have been doing with 2013 results...

- More Sport, more enjoyment - Ysgol y Strade

- Giving Young People a Voice - Shirenewton Primary School

- Sport for All - Ysgol David Hughes

- Wider Benefits of Sport- RCT County Borough Council & Tonyrefail Comprehensive School

 Narrative 3

 

Why does it matter if we're sporty?

It matters hugely if we are taking part in regular physical activity.  Chances are that if we don't get into the habit of it now, we won't ever and that's a huge issue for our future health.

PE offers much more than meets the eye.  If done properly it provides us with the skills and motivation we need to be physically active throughout life.  That's why using the School Sport Survey results to create an environment in which we all like to take part in sport, is something very special.

And in addition to helping us becoming physically literate, and improving our chances of a healthier life, giving us the opportunity to take part in more sport more often also has some pretty great immediate benefits, such as improved confidence, team working skills and even attainment. 

 

Don't just take our word for it

Estyn even recognise the results of the survey as evidence of well-being.  And PE and school sport have been recognised as key contributors to creating healthy and confident children in the Donaldson review of the curriculum.

And look who else is supporting the survey here

So don't stop us now, we need to continue asking for feedback to make sure that things carry on going in the right direction. 

 

Thanks for reading from all at YA Cymru.

 Access 2013 School Sport Survey results here