School Sport Survey
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 116,000pupils, and almost 950teachers.
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.
The 2022 School Sport Survey has now closed – what happens next?
The team at Sport Wales now begin the arduous tasks of making sense of and sharing the voices of over those pupils who took part. This includes checking and weighting the data to ensure it represents the voices of young pupil across Wales.
Over the coming months, the team will also be working to produce a series of reports to share the results of the survey, starting with school level reports in the school summer holidays, before moving onto publishing the national and local authority level results in the Autumn.
The reports contain key data that can help your school improve their sporting offer, and will help you better understand the sporting landscape for young people in your school and across Wales, and aid you in enhancing the lives of your pupils.
The reports have been structured around the Vision for Sport in Wales – ‘an active nation where everyone can have lifelong enjoyment of sport’. By using this as the basis for our report, you can see how your school contributes to the vision, and where there could be scope to do things differently.
The following video explains what you can expect to find in your report