National School Sports Week

In 2013 spear reported on the findings of an evaluation of the Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week (NSSW) in England and Wales, having reported previously on the Lloyds TSB NSSW in England, Wales and the Bank of Scotland in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

These annual events are designed to motivate pupils to do more sport by celebrating and profiling PE achievements in schools, and provide a platform from which to launch new school based initiatives.

Key Findings (2013):

  • Since NSSW started in 2009, over 9.5 million young people and over 22,000 schools have participated across the UK.
  • Teachers continue to rate the impact of NSSW positively, with over 80% saying that the week had enhanced pupils’ sports participation, behaviour and learning.
  • Over 80% of teachers feel that NSSW has a year-round positive impact on pupil engagement in PE, and over 70% feel that it has a year-round impact on pupils’ extra-curricular sport provision and participation.
  • Over half of the teachers surveyed feel that NSSW facilitates schools’ partnerships with community clubs and pupils’ participation in sports clubs outside of school.
  • Increased participation in extra-curricular and community sport clubs suggests that NSSW is an effective mechanism for developing sport pathways for pupils within and beyond school.
  • The top ranked elements of NSSW in 2013 were ‘playing for fun’ and ‘trying new sports’. These elements have consistently been the highest ranked elements of the week in previous years.

Date: 2013

Client: Youth Sport Trust 

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