Youth work and sport: Research evidence

Amanda Vernalls, head of research and insight, Youth Sport Trust
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Analysis from the children’s commissioner for England in 2022 revealed that as children came out of lockdown, what they most wanted to do was play. Play and sport help children to build friendships, empathy and understanding.

Physical activity impacts on children’s mood, concentration and helps with learning. Picture: Monkey Business/Adobe Stock
Physical activity impacts on children’s mood, concentration and helps with learning. Picture: Monkey Business/Adobe Stock

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