Active Lives – Children and Young People

schoolgames-girlsActive Lives Children and Young People survey, is a national survey commissioned by Sport England that provides a world leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity. Active Lincolnshire leads on the survey in Lincolnshire, working with school to encourage them to complete the survey as a selected school or to opt in.

The Active Lives Children and Young People Survey provides schools with the opportunity to gather insight into their pupil’s attitudes and behaviours towards Sport and Physical Activity. It also gives anyone working with children aged 5-16 key insight to help understand children’s attitudes and behaviours around sport and physical activity. This information is important as it allows opportunities to be active to be tailored accordingly.

If you are a Selected School

A random selection of schools per district is selected each term to take part in the Active Lives CYP Survey. Active Lincolnshire contact these schools with information about how to complete the survey and the incentives that are available for doing so. To receive the incentives and report each school must meet the minimum response figure. School will receive a bespoke report that covers children’s activity levels in & out of school, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy, healthy eating and levels of social trust. Click here to see an example of the survey report

The reports give staff evidence and insight into how their school is performing in terms of engaging its pupils in sport and physical activity. These are not published or used to compare schools, but are purely designed for the benefit of the individual school.

If your school is not selected but you wish to opt in

Schools are now being actively encouraged to Opt in to the survey to gather valuable insight on their pupil’s attitudes and behaviours and to achieve a Healthy Schools rating.

Schools will not receive the £100 EPSO incentive but will receive the healthy schools rating and report if they complete the survey as an Opt in School.

Find out more about the Active Lives CYP survey and find the latest data and report on Sport England’s Website.

For more information or to opt your school in  to take part (in Lincolnshire) please contact Ian Brown ian.brown@activelincolnshire.com