Sport England has just released findings from it Active Lives Children and Young People, the research gives insight into children's attitudes to sport and physical activity. New analysis uncovers five key findings about children and young people's motivations towards getting active.

Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active, the new analysis from our Active Lives Children and Young People Survey has revealed.

It also continues to highlight the disparities which exist in activity levels amongst children and young people by social class:

  • Only 15% of children and young people from low income families are active every day, whilst 39% are in the ‘low activity’ category. 
  • 22% of children and young people from high income families are active every day, whilst 26% are in the ‘low activity’ category

 

Read the full results from the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey here