Mark Tami MP praises Alyn and Deeside pupils for their participation in sports.

Sport Wales conduct a biennial review on the provision of sport and PE across Wales. Mark Tami was delighted to hear that, according to the School Sport Survey, participation in Alyn & Deeside has increased by 7% since the last survey, and currently stands at 2% above the national average.

Mark Tami said on the issue; “If we are to reduce obesity and other preventable illnesses, then participation in physical activity must be a natural part of people’s lives and a habit built from the earliest age. Therefore it is particularly pleasing to see that we have seen rises in participation right across the board, regardless of gender, ethnicity, socio-economic states or geography. It pleases me further to see participation in Alyn and Deeside again rising and now standing 2% above the national average.”

The review was done by a voluntary questionnaire. This is thought to be the largest survey of pupil voices in the world, with 60% of primary schools and 87% of secondary schools participating. The results of the report show that for the second successive survey, there has been another significant increase in the percentage of pupils regularly taking part in sport, rising from 40% in 2013 to 48% in 2015.