Extra-curricular activities are important to children and young people and result in a range of positive outcomes.
of young people in the UK don’t take part in extracurricular activities
of children from disadvantaged backgrounds do not have the opportunities to engage due to socio-economic and geographic barriers
of young people who participate in sport are more likely to aspire to pursue further education
of young people who attend music classes regularly are more likely to aspire to pursue further education
Participation in the arts and sports positively impacts both physical and mental health of young people, and increases social connectedness.
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Opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities are unequally distributed, with participation driven by household income, school attended, gender, ethnicity and geographic location.