Lockdown has made children appreciate exercise, research shows
Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 10:13
The research is part of Sky Sports' campaign with the Youth Sport Trust to support National School Sport Week at Home
Four million young people in the United Kingdom say they plan to do more sport and exercise as they come out of lockdown and return to school, according to new research published by children's charity the Youth Sport Trust.
The new data, which has been published to mark the start of the Sky Sports-backed National School Sport Week at Home, shows that one consequence of weeks of lockdown has been that many young people now see sport and physical education as more important to their lives.
Starting on Saturday, families and schools across the country are set to put on their own virtual sports days and weeks as part of National School Sport Week at Home in an effort to make up for the millions of young people missing out on a school sport day this summer.
The Youth Sport Trust has teamed up with Sky Sports on the campaign which is aiming to help young people capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they have lost through missing regular sport.
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