A group of children and young people in bright pink T-shirts. They are waving their arms and cheering. Taken at the Hampshire School Games 2023.

Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

Energise Me is managing the Active Lives survey for children and young people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, on behalf of Sport England.


It’s important to take part

The Active Lives children and young people survey measures how young people ages 5-16 engage with sport and physical activity.

The survey covers children’s activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, and levels of confidence and social trust.

It not only gives us a national picture for England, but a localised understanding for children in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

For schools that take part, you’ll receive a report unique to your individual school. Purely designed for the benefit of your school, the individual reports will not be shared with anybody else.


Selected Schools

Schools are randomly selected to take part in the Active Lives survey. If you are selected, you will get an email from Energise Me, inviting you to take part.  As well as your bespoke report, you can also receive vouchers of around £100 to spend on sports, wellbeing, or healthy eating kit. If you complete a minimum number of surveys, including a teacher survey, your school could also be provided with a Healthy Schools Rating,



Even if your school has not been selected you can still take part in the survey. If you’d like to opt-in please email sarah.taylor@energiseme.org.

Sport England Information

The Active Lives survey was developed with the Department for Education (DfE), the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It provides Sport England, government and other partners with a broad and deep understanding of activity levels and behaviours, to help shape future policy and investment decisions.

Data is collected by Ipsos MORI on behalf of Sport England.

More information on the Active Lives survey can be found on the Sport England Website.

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