One of the world’s biggest surveys of young people, the 2022 School Sport Survey, gave young people a voice on sport and wellbeing in Wales. The survey gives us and the sector a rich insight into participation levels, behaviours and attitudes.
This year, the survey was more important than ever as it provided invaluable insight about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on young people’s activity habits.
Thanks to the hard work of schools, local authorities, and others across the sport and education sector, we were able to listen to the voices of over 116,000 pupils, and almost 950 teachers.
The depth of evidence means that we – and our partners – can make more informed decisions about future investment resources. We can analyse emerging trends and develop sport in a format that motivates children and young people today. It also allows us to examine under-represented groups and we use the evidence to tackle some of the barriers that prevent children and young people taking part.