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Students in Bucks find confidence in sport and play

Students in Bucks find confidence in sport and play

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 3:00pm 16th January 2020.

Young people in Buckinghamshire developed life skills through sport and play. 

The Youth Sport Trust report reveals it helped 4,307 young people in Bucks. 

Training and opportunities to play sport helped to improve their wellbeing and improve their school performance. 

Evaluation of the charity's work shows sport and play has helped young people become more confident, empathetic and resilient.

The Youth Sport Trust

The charity wants to bring in new ways of using sport to improve children's wellbeing and give them a better future.

Ali Oliver, Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive, said: 

"The Youth Sport Trust is built on a passionate belief in the power of sport to impact positively on young lives and empower young people to tackle life's big challenges. 

"The world young people are growing up in has changed considerably since we were founded in 1995. As our charity enters its 25th year, I firmly believe play, sport and Physical Education are more important today than at any time in our history: increasingly sedentary lifestyles, the digital age and an increasingly turbulent world are contributing to a wellbeing crisis for this generation. 

"The impact we have been able to achieve on young people's lives in 2018/19, working in partnership with a range of complementary organisations and funders reaffirms our long held belief that when delivered in the right way, sport can equip young people with the skills to succeed, contribute to their overall health and happiness and empower them to become leaders of tomorrow."

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