School Sport Survey
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
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.
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
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
Don't stop, there are great things in
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
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...
Sport, more enjoyment - Ysgol y Strade
Young People a Voice - Shirenewton Primary School
Sport for All - Ysgol David Hughes
Wider Benefits of Sport- RCT County Borough Council &
Tonyrefail Comprehensive School
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
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
Thanks for reading from all at YA
Access 2013 School Sport
Survey results here