Proven results

We teamed up with the Youth Sport Trust in 2003 to develop Sky Sports Living for Sport. It started off as a way of improving behaviour and grew into something from which anyone or any group could benefit. Today Sky Sports Living for Sport not only improves behaviours, it motivates and inspires, improves life skills and increases attainment through participation in sport.

At the same time, it is important that we don’t get complacent, stay fresh, and aim to benefit young people in the best possible way. Each year we check in with teachers, young people and parents to see how they, and we, are doing.

Here are the latest results following the 2015/16 academic year: 

Overall

  • 99% of Lead Teachers said the project was successful for participating students
  • 85% of Lead Teachers said the project was successful for the wider school
  • 94% of Lead teachers are likely to run a project again in the 2016/17 academic year
  • 98% of teachers would recommend Sky Sports Living for Sport to a colleague
  • 90% of students said they enjoyed taking part in Sky Sports Living for Sport

Athlete Mentor Visits

  • 99% of teachers rated the Athlete Mentor visit as successful
  • 9 out of 10 teachers say the free Athlete Mentor visit is one of the main motivators for taking part

"The amazing part for our students is having the chance to work with the most fabulous role models ever!! As a teacher I can try to motivate our young people every day but hearing inspirational messages from athlete role models is the best." Lead Teacher

Behaviours

  • 88% of participants improved in self-confidence and self-esteem
  • 80% of participants engaged more in learning
  • 87% of teachers felt that projects brought about stronger relationships between teacher and student
  • 92% of teachers felt Sky Sports Living for Sport had a strong impact on the development of teamwork skills
  • 88% of teachers felt Sky Sports Living for Sport had a strong impact on the development of social skills
  • 88% of teachers felt Sky Sports Living for Sport had a strong impact on the development of communication skills

Attitudes

  • 80% improved their attitudes towards other students 
  • 80% improved their attitudes towards health and well-being

Increased aspirations

  • 82% of teachers thought there had been a positive impact on student attitudes towards their future

Research taken from independent findings from Chrysalis Research, 2016.

How it works

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