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Reading council integrated youth development service Thanks to Andrew Jackson for sending through the Things to do, Places to go questionnaire results for Reading.

This research shows once again that people do sport if it’s fun, easy and popular and don’t do it if it’s boring, difficult and lonely.

Here are the pie charts of the results. It shows that the main reasons the children did do sport was because they enjoyed it (30.2%), it was fun (20.6%) and their friends did it (10.3%) – ie fun and popular.
Kids who do play sport

The main reasons the children didn’t do sport is because they don’t like it (34%), they think it’s too hard (11%) or because their friends don’t go (22%) – ie boring, difficult, lonely.

Kids who don't play sportWhat can you do about this? That’s a harder question – I recommend downloading my book as a starting point.