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About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

Research & Insights: Children & young people

We collect and interpret research and insights about the activity levels of children and young people in Lincolnshire so we can create opportunities that meet the needs of young people across the county.

Take a look at the data and insight below to help you understand how active children and young people in the county are, and how you can increase physical activity provision for those that need it most.

  • Active Lives Survey - Children & Young People

    Active Lives Survey - Children & Young People

    Active 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.

    Download the latest survey report below:

    Active Lives Children & Young People Survey Academic Year 2022/23 Report

    Read a summary of the report here.

    For more information about Active Lives Children & Young People's survey in Lincolnshire and how your school can get involved by visiting our What We Do section.

  • Lincolnshire Insight - Children and Young People

    Lincolnshire Insight

    Working with our partners at Press Red, we transform the data from the Active Lives survey into actionable insights, helping us plan the provision of physical activity and direct funding to the areas that need it most. This data gives us the opportunity to compare Lincolnshire’s activity levels with other areas, allowing us to see how active we are on a national scale.

    Based on the results of the 2019/ 2020 Active Lives Children & Young People survey results, Press Red have created a Lincolnshire Insight pack. Using the Active Lives results along with other data sources they have also created an interactive mapping tool.

    Children & Young People - Lincolnshire Insight Pack

    Children & Young People Lincolnshire interactive mapping tool.

    Active Lincolnshire facilitated an insight session delivered by Press Red on the activity levels of children and young people in Lincolnshire based on the results of the 2019/2020 Active Lives survey results. For more details about the survey results -including what they mean for Lincolnshire - take a look at the insight slides and watch a recording of the insight session below:

    Partner Insight Slides

    If you would like more information, or need support using the interactive mapping tool please contact: schools@activelincolnshire.com

  • Schools Active Movement

    Schools Active Movement is a voluntary organisation that support not-for-profit organisations working with schools across England to help children be happier, healthier and more active.

    Impact of Lockdown Report

    In April 2021, the Schools Active Movement (SAM) launched a national survey. Headteachers, PE coordinators and PE teachers across England were asked what they had noticed about their pupils since the easing of the third national lockdown in March when all children had been able to return to school.

    National Results
    Schools Active Movement National School Survey
    Schools Active Movement National School Survey

    Click to download

    Lincolnshire Results
    Schools Active Movement School Survey: Lincolnshire Results
    Schools Active Movement School Survey: Lincolnshire Results

    Click to download

    This information was collected by the School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) of Lincolnshire and collated by Inspire+, an independent sports charity located in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Their vision is to ensure young people are “Healthy, Happy and Active” and they achieve this by increasing young people’s physical activity and wellbeing through both educational and community settings.

  • Girls Active National Report 2023

    The Youth Sport Trust conduct an annual survey, finding out what the issues and motivations are for girls in PE, physical activity and sport, both in and outside of school and how these differ to boys.

    The 2023 survey showed only 64% of girls enjoyed PE in comparison to 86% of boys.

    Key results from the survey showed that:

    • Only 64% of all girls enjoyed PE in comparison to 86% of all boys. The gap is particularly pronounced at secondary school where just 59% of girls say they enjoy PE.

    • Enjoyment levels for girls are falling, in 2016 74% of all girls enjoyed PE.

    • Nearly two thirds of all girls (64%) want to be more active in school but there are barriers that stop them taking part such as not being confident, having their period, being watched by others and worrying about how they look.

    • Having fun and being with friends are the strongest two motivations for all girls to take part in sport, physical activity and PE at school.

    • Trampolining, Swimming and Netball are the top 3 choices by all girls for activities in PE lessons or other physical activities at school.
  • Girls Active Lincolnshire Pre-Intervention Questionnaire Report 2022

    Girls Active Pre-Intervention Questionnaire Report

    Active Lincolnshire have been working with Youth Sport Trust to deliver the Girls Active programme to seven schools in Lincolnshire.

    Youth Sport Trust Girls Active programme helps schools understand what motivates girls to take part, enabling teachers to work with girls through consultation and leadership to make the necessary changes to their PE, sport and physical activity provision to engage all girls in ways that appeal to them.

    This report summarises responses to the Girls Active Pre-Intervention Questionnaire that female pupils completed in June 2022.

    The report gives an overview of the girl’s perceptions of PE and physical activity both in and out of school and barriers to participation.

    Overall this study received 729 responses from female pupils in school years 7 to 13,

    from 7 different schools.

Active Lives Survey - Children & Young People

Active 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.

Download the latest survey report below:

Active Lives Children & Young People Survey Academic Year 2022/23 Report

Read a summary of the report here.

For more information about Active Lives Children & Young People's survey in Lincolnshire and how your school can get involved by visiting our What We Do section.

Lincolnshire Insight

Working with our partners at Press Red, we transform the data from the Active Lives survey into actionable insights, helping us plan the provision of physical activity and direct funding to the areas that need it most. This data gives us the opportunity to compare Lincolnshire’s activity levels with other areas, allowing us to see how active we are on a national scale.

Based on the results of the 2019/ 2020 Active Lives Children & Young People survey results, Press Red have created a Lincolnshire Insight pack. Using the Active Lives results along with other data sources they have also created an interactive mapping tool.

Children & Young People - Lincolnshire Insight Pack

Children & Young People Lincolnshire interactive mapping tool.

Active Lincolnshire facilitated an insight session delivered by Press Red on the activity levels of children and young people in Lincolnshire based on the results of the 2019/2020 Active Lives survey results. For more details about the survey results -including what they mean for Lincolnshire - take a look at the insight slides and watch a recording of the insight session below:

Partner Insight Slides

If you would like more information, or need support using the interactive mapping tool please contact: schools@activelincolnshire.com

Schools Active Movement is a voluntary organisation that support not-for-profit organisations working with schools across England to help children be happier, healthier and more active.

Impact of Lockdown Report

In April 2021, the Schools Active Movement (SAM) launched a national survey. Headteachers, PE coordinators and PE teachers across England were asked what they had noticed about their pupils since the easing of the third national lockdown in March when all children had been able to return to school.

National Results
Schools Active Movement National School Survey
Schools Active Movement National School Survey

Click to download

Lincolnshire Results
Schools Active Movement School Survey: Lincolnshire Results
Schools Active Movement School Survey: Lincolnshire Results

Click to download

This information was collected by the School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) of Lincolnshire and collated by Inspire+, an independent sports charity located in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Their vision is to ensure young people are “Healthy, Happy and Active” and they achieve this by increasing young people’s physical activity and wellbeing through both educational and community settings.

The Youth Sport Trust conduct an annual survey, finding out what the issues and motivations are for girls in PE, physical activity and sport, both in and outside of school and how these differ to boys.

The 2023 survey showed only 64% of girls enjoyed PE in comparison to 86% of boys.

Key results from the survey showed that:

  • Only 64% of all girls enjoyed PE in comparison to 86% of all boys. The gap is particularly pronounced at secondary school where just 59% of girls say they enjoy PE.

  • Enjoyment levels for girls are falling, in 2016 74% of all girls enjoyed PE.

  • Nearly two thirds of all girls (64%) want to be more active in school but there are barriers that stop them taking part such as not being confident, having their period, being watched by others and worrying about how they look.

  • Having fun and being with friends are the strongest two motivations for all girls to take part in sport, physical activity and PE at school.

  • Trampolining, Swimming and Netball are the top 3 choices by all girls for activities in PE lessons or other physical activities at school.

Girls Active Pre-Intervention Questionnaire Report

Active Lincolnshire have been working with Youth Sport Trust to deliver the Girls Active programme to seven schools in Lincolnshire.

Youth Sport Trust Girls Active programme helps schools understand what motivates girls to take part, enabling teachers to work with girls through consultation and leadership to make the necessary changes to their PE, sport and physical activity provision to engage all girls in ways that appeal to them.

This report summarises responses to the Girls Active Pre-Intervention Questionnaire that female pupils completed in June 2022.

The report gives an overview of the girl’s perceptions of PE and physical activity both in and out of school and barriers to participation.

Overall this study received 729 responses from female pupils in school years 7 to 13,

from 7 different schools.